Active Directory monitoring using ActiveXperts Network Monitor and VBScript
ActiveXperts Network Monitor ships with a powerful set of pre-defined checks. Each individual check has a static number of configuration items. To monitor other items, or to combine monitoring items, you can make use of custom VBScript checks.
Most of the built-in checks have a VBScript equivalent, implemented as a Function in a VBScript (.vbs) file. Out-of-the-box, each VBScript function monitors the same items as the built-in check. Feel free to modify a function. The VBScript check can be customized by editing the VBScript function.
To add a new VBScript-based Microsoft Active Directory monitoring check, do the following:
- On the 'Monitor menu', click 'New Monitoring Check (VBScript)'. The 'VBScript Check' dialog box appears;
- In the 'File selection box', select 'MsAd.vbs';
- In the 'Function selection box', select 'CheckActiveDirectory';
- In the 'Function parameters group box' enter the required parameters. You can also load a working sample first by clicking on the 'Load a sample, click here' link.
To customize the above monitoring check, click on the 'Edit button' next to the 'File selection box'. Notepad will be launched. You can now make changes to the VBScript function(s).