We’ve just turned on the preview of Azure AD Connect Health for Windows Server AD. This new feature of Azure AD Premium gives IT admins the ability to monitor the health and performance of their on-premises Windows Server Domain Controllers from the cloud. This new capability has been a HUGE hit with our private preview customers and we’re hoping you’ll be excited as well.
I’ve asked Arturo Lucatero, one of the Program Managers on the Azure AD Connect Health R&D team, to write a quick blog post on this cool new feature. You’ll find his blog below.
Hopefully you will find this new capability useful! And as always, we would love to receive any feedback or suggestions you have.
Best Regards,Alex Simons (Twitter: @Alex_A_Simons), Director of Program Management, Microsoft Identity Division
I’m Arturo Lucatero, a Program Manager on the Azure AD Connect Health team. Today, I’m pleased to announce the next addition to Azure AD Connect Health, which is monitoring for Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS.) While Azure AD Connect Health has the ability to monitor ADFS and Azure AD Connect (Sync), we knew that Active Directory Domain Services is a critical component and we wanted to make sure we gave you the same, easy, low-cost and insightful monitoring experience. Starting with the quick and simple onboarding process, Azure AD Connect Health for AD DS is here to improve your monitoring experience!
Active Directory Domain Services was first introduced back in 1999 and is now the cornerstone for identity needs of most business organizations. Enabling a monitoring solution for Active Directory Domain Services is critical to a company’s reliable access to applications. Introducing the ability to monitor your AD DS infrastructure from the cloud, opens many possibilities that weren’t previously available with traditional box monitoring solutions. Let’s take a look!
The preview release of Azure AD Connect Health for AD DS has the following capabilities: