Preventing the heart attack that is waiting to happen
Lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub… the sound of your heartbeat strums along while you sit reading this article. Your heart health dependent on many factors including genetics, diet, etc. Some of which you can control and some of what you can’t.
For nearly everyone with a heart condition, the discovery of any problem comes after the condition manifests itself via the symptoms of such a condition. We are given a lot of sage advice on how to improve our health after the fact post diagnosis. We also have a plethora of informative guidance for preventative care but admittedly, frequently ignore such counsel. Are you one of those people that are doing the things now to ensure health later? We all should be concerned about our personal health but sometimes out of site means out of mind. We all need a little prodding once in a while.
What about your Active Directory? Is your directory a heart attack ready to happen? If your Active Directory is mission critical to a properly functioning company much like your heart is critical to life, you should be concerned.
The analyst firm Gartner in a report on Active Directory groups referred to typical conditions surrounding group management as a “hardening of the arteries”. This analysis is spot on with respect to how most organizations are operating. It is a sad fact that many of those companies we engage with do so only after they have experienced symptoms as it relates directly or indirectly to Active Directory group management health issues. Those more adept and concerned with keeping their jobs tend to be more proactive.
So, how can one go about finding out if you have a problem? Using GroupID Health Meter is a start. With it, you can find typical Active Directory health related conditions. With guidance from Imanami in the form of timely advice on how to improve conditions, you are given the knowledge of what might be at risk. Following the advice given will greatly improve the relative health of your directory and lessen the chance that a mission critical service is being impacted by poorly implemented and managed usage.
Some of the things that Dr. GroupID will take a look at when evaluating your Active Directory Health will be
A good evaluation of your health is not enough to show you what is wrong, but give you suggestions on how you might improve your health. It is important to have a good handle on your environment. Uh oh, looks like we have some seriously unhealthy situations. Let’s dig in and find out why.
When appropriate, GroupID Health Meter explains what you can do to resolve conditions viewed as dangerous to your directory health. The health report grants you not only the score now, but the score as measured over time. So you can see the results of your health improvement efforts.
The first step in addressing any health problem is to get checked out first. Contact Imanami to find out how you can have your directory health evaluated. When you are ready to take some preventive action, we have a regimen of things to do that will improve long-term health… and perhaps save the life of your directory – and your job while you are at it.