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Risk and Health Assessment Program for Active Directory 8.

0 Released: October 2010

Gain critical insights into the health of your directory service and also maximize your IT performance with the Risk and Health Assessment Program for Active Directory.
ADRAP Version 8.0
Newly Designed User Interface Extended SYSVOL Test Case Hyper-V Host Targets Test Case Expanded DNS Records Test Case Support for AD Recycle Bin Remediation Planning Functionality Over 80 New or Updated Issues and Rules

Microsoft Active Directory forms the critical backbone to support your enterprises information structure. A poorly functioning Active Directory environment affects security boundaries, replication, and delegate administration, causing significant impact to your business. The Risk and Health Assessment Program for Active Directory is designed to help proactively diagnose and troubleshoot potential issues, as well as create a plan to address current issues and prevent future problems from occurring. The Risk and Health Assessment Program for Active Directory provides an in-depth analysis of an organizations Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory. Working with senior IT staff members and engineers in charge of supporting your Active Directory environment, highly experienced Microsoft engineers collect and analyze a series of data points to identify areas for remediation. Once the assessment is complete, a Remediation Planning session will take place. This will produce a detailed plan to remediate found issues and address known risks.

Maximize Your Microsoft Investment

The Risk and Health Assessment Program for Active Directory provides critical insight into the health of your directory service. Experienced Microsoft engineers leverage Microsoft tools to take a snapshot of your Active Directory environment and analyze the performance, configuration, and event data to provide steps for maximizing your Active Directory investment. Your staff will gain experience by diagnosing and troubleshooting issues identified by the Risk Assessment and Diagnostic Tool for Active Directory to ensure the performance of your Active Directory environment can be maintained after the engagement.

Reduce Support Costs

Expose vulnerabilities in your Active Directory infrastructure and operational processes before they affect your business. Improve your environments uptime and also lower support costs. Proactive diagnosis of the causes, not just the symptoms, will help optimize productivity.

Now includes Risk Assessment and Diagnostic Tool (RADT) license for 18 months Deliverables include
Executive Summary Report Technical Findings Report Remediation Plan Report Action Planning Worksheet RADT License for 18 months Technical Reference Document

Key Focus Areas

Data collection is the key component of a successful engagement. Designed to take advantage of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), the Risk Assessment and Diagnostic Tool for Active Directory integrates directly with the core operating system management interface. Active Directory Replication Domain Controller Health Replication Site Topology DC Configuration Replication Status and Performance Statistics Convergence Time Configuration Forest and Domain Information OS Information Subnet Information Event Logs SYSVOL / Group Policy Security Updates SYSVOL Configuration and Content Active Directory Database Analysis Database Information FRS/DFSR Configuration and AD Object Analysis Convergence Account Information Group Policy Information Password/Lockout Policies Name Resolution Token Size Analysis DNS Server and Zone Configuration User/Computer Account Info DNS Record Analysis Stale Accounts IP Configuration WINS Record Analysis Operational Excellence Monitoring DR and Backup Change, Configuration, and Release Management Service Level Management Environmental Dependencies Microsoft Online Services AD Integrated Services Basic Exchange AD Configuration Basic Certificate Services Configuration Virtualization Hyper-V Host and Guest Configuration and Performance

Supported Operating Systems

Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 R2

Practical Recommendations
Solutions for each of the risks are identified and articulated in the Key Findings report. By covering operations, configuration, and architecture, effective remediation improves efficiency within your Active Directory system. In addition, a Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation and a Microsoft Office Excel report are included to help communicate the findings and the steps for remediation.

Risk Assessment and Diagnostic Tool for Active Directory Stays With You
As part of the engagement, our engineers will teach your staff to use the Risk Assessment and Diagnostic Tool for Active Directory. This tool can be used within your organization for up to 18 months following the engagement and enables you to easily read, understand, and filter the data relative to the analyzed component. Documentation is also included with the accompanying technical reference and help files.

Engagement Sizing for Active Directory

The Risk and Health Assessment Program for Active Directory delivery is sized appropriately to the complexity of your environment using the following criteria: Tier Number of Domain Controllers Assessment Time Onsite Remediation Planning Time Onsite

Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4

The Risk and Health Assessment Program includes a detailed issues inventory with reported history and resolution status related to your Active Directory components. There is also a comprehensive dashboard with statistics from your environment and rankings against the average set of customers.

1 to 30 31 to 75 76 to 150 151+

3 days 4 days 5 days Custom

1 day 1 day 1 day 1 or 2 days

Sizing can be automatically checked and validated using the ADRAP Scoping Tool available at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/ details.aspx?FamilyID=22205827-c164-4b62-9f8d-c3cd6077bd82.
Sizing for Risk and Health Assessment Program for Active Directory is based on only a single Active Directory forest. All domain controllers within the single forest must be online and accessible during the assessment to ensure accurate results.

Assessment and Remediation Planning

New with this release is an additional onsite day for Remediation Planning. This will produce a detailed remediation plan that is aligned to business drivers and priorities. The planning session also includes your key business decision makers, our technical resource, and your Technical Account Manager (TAM), to review the results and make recommendations to resolve issues and mitigate risks.

Engagement Without Business Interference

The tools and processes in the Risk and Health Assessment Program for Active Directory are designed to minimize any impact on your ongoing business. To support an effective engagement, the following is required:

Enterprise administration access High-end workstation or server-class computer Windows Server 2003 or later, depending on the version of the domain controllers in the forest Microsoft Office Visio 2007 or later Full RPC access to all forest domain controllers English version of the operating system English locale in the regional settings Conference room with a projector

For more information

Please visit the Premier Support Web site at www.microsoft.com/ premier or contact your Microsoft Services representative.


The Risk Assessment and Diagnostic Tool for Active Directory provides valuable information about the services that Microsoft can provide to assist with resolving complex risks and issues discovered during the assessment phase of your engagement..

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