Troubleshooting on-demand assessments (2023)

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Download and run theAssessment Troubleshooting Scriptto self-assess and troubleshoot on-demand assessments. Check out the full troubleshooting guide below:

The steps below will guide you from start to finish and allow you to verify the accuracy of each requirement that must be met when running on-demand assessments:

The most common issues that we see encountered by users are: (the guide on how to solve them is mentioned below in the article)

  1. When you run the assessment but don't see data in Log Analytics -> Restart the health service if the data files are pending transfer.

  2. Error message: "You don't have access to Azure Log Analytics" in Service Hub -> IT Health -> On-Demand Assessments.

Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA) installation issues

Cannot successfully link to the specified workspace as part of the MMA installation

Sometimes when installing the MMA agent, it fails to successfully connect to the workspace by specifying the Azure Log Analytics (OMS) workspace credentials (ID and key). A workaround that sometimes works is to remove the WorkspaceId and key and install the MMA without specifying any workspaces. Next, open the MMA control panel by going to Control Panel, Security and Settings, Microsoft Monitoring Agent, Azure Log Analytics (OMS) tab and add the desired workspace by specifying its ID and key. Then click the Apply button and make sure the green check mark appears.

Linking and permissions

  1. Click this link to watch the videoto preconfigure your assessments on demand.
  2. Make sure you have the Azure subscription owner role on the Azure the same email ID you use to sign in to Services Hub.
  3. You should be able to see the page below in the Services Center under the Health tab and then Reviews after linking successfully.
  4. Confirm that the Log Analytics workspace you have access to is the one linked to the service hub. If not, ask them to link again by clicking the profile in the top right, then clicking Edit Log Analytics Workspace and linking the desired workspace.
  5. Confirm that you have added the desired catalog rating.

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Some of the most common problems when calling a command like AddExchangeAssessmentTask are described below:

Windows Server 2008 R2 does not recognize the Add-*AssessmentTask commands

It is recommended that you do not run assessments on a Windows Server 2008 machine. But when absolutely necessary, you should do the following:

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  1. Install the latest version of Powershell and .net 4.6.2 on Windows 2008 server. Most Windows 2008 servers have Powershell, which uses .net 2.0 and does not meet the requirements.
  2. Run Powershell in Administrator mode.
  3. Before invoking any issues from the Add-*AssessmentTask commandlets:
    Módulo de importación $env:ProgramFiles\'Microsoft Monitoring Agent\Agent\PowerShell\Microsoft.PowerShell.Oms.Assessments\Microsoft.PowerShell.Oms.Assessments.dll'

After running this command, you can invoke the Add-*AssessmentTask commands.

On any platform, if the Add-*AssessmentTask commands are not recognized

  1. Make sure the OMS Assessments Powershell module has been downloaded. To do this, make sure that $env:ProgramFiles\'Microsoft Monitoring Agent\Agent\PowerShell' has a subdirectory called Microsoft.PowerShell.Oms.Assessments and in that subdirectory there is a file calledMicrosoft.PowerShell.Who.Assessments.dll, as shown in the following screenshot:

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2. If Microsoft.PowerShell.Oms.Assessments.dll is not there, make sure your Log Analytics workspace is linked to the service hub. 3. Verify that *$env:PsModulePath* contains $env:ProgramFiles\\'Microsoft Monitoring Agent\Agent\PowerShell'. 4. Make sure your installed PowerShell version is at least 4.0 (just type *$PsVersionTable* in the Powershell window) and Powershell uses CRRLVersion equal to or greater than 4.0. ### Fix assessment installation errors when running an Add-*AssessmentTask cmdlet ###

  1. Read the log file.
  2. The location of the log file is displayed in the Powershell console window. It is just an informational message, blank. See this location in the following sample screenshot:

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If you add-AssessmentTask fails for some reason, check the log file.

  1. -ScheduledTaskUserName and -ScheduledTaskPassword may not be valid; this user does not exist or the password is invalid or has expired.

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Requirements to successfully run the scheduled task

Check user account group policies: Login as batch job permission


Sometimes Task Scheduler may not trigger the assessment. This can happen if the user does not have permission to run the batch job. If so, this permission must be granted explicitly by entering gpedit.msc here.*

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment

  1. Right-click on "Log on as a batch job" and select Properties.
  2. Click "Add User or Group" and add the relevant user.

Don't forcibly download the user record when logging out the user

On the data collection machine, change the following setting in the group policy editor (gpedit.msc) from "not configured" to "enabled"; Go to Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, and User Profiles.

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'Do not force dump of user record on user logout'

Disable FIPS policy

  1. In Control Panel, click Administrative Tools and double-click Local Security Policy.
  2. Under Security Settings, expand Local Policies and click Security Options.

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3. Under Policy in the right pane, double-click System Encryption; use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, signing, and click Off. ### Network access: Do not allow storage of passwords and credentials ### 1. This error occurs with the message "No login session specified. It may already have ended." 2. To resolve this, go to SECPOL.MSC, Security Settings, Local Policies and Security Options. 3. Do not allow the storage of passwords and credentials for network authentication.

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4. Set the policy to Disabled.

The review was not added to your workspace

If calling start-XXXAssessment produces this error: "There is no XXXAssessment.execPkg file associated with the current Log Analytics workspace...." as in the screenshot below, the reason is that the specific assessment type needs to be added to the Log Analytics workspace that the Microsoft Monitoring Agent is currently connected to. Please add the assessment on the ServicesHub page. ( Drop-down box in status then select Assessments At the bottom of the page, click on the desired assessment listed under "Available On-Demand Assessments" and in the modal dialog that appears to add the selected assessment, click " Add Assessment") Then wait at least 10 minutes before attempting to start the assessment. The delay is necessary to allow the MMA Agent to communicate with Log Analytics and download the management pack containing XXXAssessment.execPkg.Troubleshooting on-demand assessments (9)

Problems running assessment task

Inactive/no data found in Azure Log Analytics

Check Log Analytics Agent Connectivity

To make sure the agent can communicate with Azure Log Analytics, go to Control Panel, Security and Settings, and Microsoft Monitoring Agent. On the Azure Log Analytics (OMS) tab, look for a green check mark.

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A green checkmark icon confirms that the agent can communicate with the Azure service.

A yellow warning icon means the agent is having trouble communicating with Log Analytics.

View Heartbeat messages from the AgentHealthAssessment solution

When you add the AgentHealthAssessment solution to your Log Analytics workspace through the Azure portal, you'll see helpful information including a list of machines with unresponsive agents and the last good heartbeat for each of those unresponsive machines.

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If your machine appears there, a common reason for this is that the Microsoft Monitoring Agent service (HealthService) has stopped. Use Service Control Manager to restart the service.

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If you have a firewall restriction, make sure the following ports are open:

  •, portal Log Analytics
  •,Data Collector API
  • *, Agent Communication - Settingsfirewall settings
  • *, Agent Communication - Settingsfirewall settings
  • *, Agent Communication: Configurationfirewall settings

This can be easily verified by invoking the TestCloudConnection.exe tool found in the Microsoft Monitoring Agent\Agent\ folder, as in this screenshot:

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OnDemand assessment data is no longer seen in Log Analytics, but was seen in the past

Locate the scheduled task in Task Scheduler and run it manually in Task Scheduler. Verify that an OmsAssessment.exe process is running. If no process is running, one possible reason is that the password specified at the time Add-XXXAssessmentTask was run for this assessment is no longer valid (for example, it has expired or has been changed). to see the error in bothHistoryTask Scheduler tab and also in the Task Scheduler tabtask schedulerEvent log -- withevent ID101 (and 104) anderror value: 2147943726, as shown in the following two screenshots:

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Restart the health service if data files are pending ingestion

Close all active PowerShell windows on the machine. Now if you check the Evaluation working directory and find the files with names like new.recommendations.*** (see screenshot below):

Open a command prompt in administrator mode and type the following: net stop healthservicenet start healthservice

After running the following command, the files will change to process as shown below, which means the files have been successfully ingested and the data should be visible in Log Analytics in about 30 minutes.

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Check if there are any conflicting omsassessment.exe processes running

Open Task Manager and look for a process called omsassessment.exe. If found, it indicates that the evaluation is still running.

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If it has taken a long time (for example, if you find that this process has been running for more than a day), the evaluation agent may not have processed the data. So, please continue with the following troubleshooting steps below.

Review all errors in the prerequisite file

Go to the evaluation working directory and examine the prerequisites files (processed.prerequisites) to find the errors listed for evaluation purposes.

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If errors are found, for example WMI connectivity problems, the destination names and the error will be mentioned in this file. Please resolve this and activate the review; in Task Scheduler, expand Microsoft, Operations Management Suite, AOI*****, then Assessments to right-click the desired assessment scheduled task and click run.

Pass through detection log file error

Go to the assessment working directory and enter the 6-8 digit numbered folder within the directory. Look for a folder called Logs within which you will find a file called DiscoveryTrace***.

Look for errors or exceptions in this file and resolve them as they might be related to credential/permission issues, WMI failure, network issues, etc.

Large file ingestion

If the size of the files processed.recommendations.*** below is greater than 250 MB, the Log Analytics Agent might have difficulty processing the files. If you run into this scenario and cannot see the data in Log Analytics, please contact and let us know about your issue.

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Try to reduce the number of objectives per evaluation program

If you are running Windows Server, Windows Client, or SQL Assessment and you have added more than 5 objectives in a single scheduled task, sometimes the Assessment Agent may not be able to process as many objectives at the same time. If you run into this scenario, use the following cmdlet to remove any existing settings:


Now run Add-AssessmentTasks again with fewer targets. You can add multiple of these tasks and create task batches with 3-5 targets per task, which would result in a faster assessment of the entire environment.

Review the submission of scheduled tasks and loader log files

In the Assessments working directory, there is a \Logs\ folder that contains*Domain*.log e*Module*.Registration. He*Domain*The .log file contains data about the scheduled task that is started by the Powershell command and can be used to find out why the scheduled task did not start. If this file is not generated when the ODA scheduled task starts, it usually indicates a password error.

o*Module*The .log file contains data about the Health Service and its attempts to upload data to the Azure Log Analytics cloud.

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The Applications and Services Logs\Operations Manager event log also contains information that can be used to troubleshoot various problems.

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What is an On Demand Assessment? ›

An On-Demand Assessment provides a prioritized list of recommendations tailored to your environment. These recommendations are categorized across six focus areas which allows you and your team to quickly understand the risk and health of your environments and to easily act to decrease risk and improve health.

Where do you find the assessment recommendations in Azure Log Analytics? ›

Once you've linked your Services Hub to an Azure Log Analytics workspace and configured an assessment you can access and view your assessment information from the Services Hub. To view your personalized assessment page, select Health from the primary navigation, and then click Assessments.

How do I install Microsoft monitoring agent? ›

Microsoft Monitoring Agent Upgrade
  1. Run Setup to install the agent.
  2. On the Welcome page, click Next.
  3. On the License Terms page, read the license and then click I Agree.
  4. On the begin Upgrade page, click Upgrade.
  5. On the Completion page, click Finish.
  6. Once the agent installation completed, go to the Control Panel.
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How do you prepare for a demand assessment? ›

How to Pass the On Demand Assessment?
  1. Find Out What Specific Test You're Going to Take.
  2. Try Sample Questions to Start to Get a Feel for Your Exam.
  3. Solve Free Practice Tests or Get Full Preparation Kits.
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How does on demand testing work? ›

On-demand testing lets you receive test results when you need them - helping you test throughout your development lifecycle. Having a reliable, always-on attitude to testing creates a more robust development cycle, enabling teams to find and resolve bugs early on.

What is the correct tool for doing an assessment in Azure? ›

The Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Review tool generates a set of recommendations through a guided assessment based on the Microsoft Well-Architected Framework. This tool also has the ability to pull in Azure Advisor recommendations based on an Azure subscription or resource group.

How do you create an assessment in Azure? ›

In Select or create a group > select Create New and specify a group name. Select the appliance, and select the VMs you want to add to the group. Then select Next. In Review + create assessment, review the assessment details, and select Create Assessment to create the group and run the assessment.

What is Active Directory assessment? ›

The Active Directory Assessment provides you with an assessment of your Active Directory Environment with domain controllers running on-premises, on Azure VMs, or on Amazon Web Services (AWS) VMs.

How do I know if Microsoft monitoring agent is running? ›

From the computer in Control Panel, find the item Microsoft Monitoring Agent. Select it, and on the Azure Log Analytics tab, the agent should display a message stating The Microsoft Monitoring Agent has successfully connected to the Microsoft Operations Management Suite service.

How do I manually install an agent? ›

Click Settings > All Settings. Under Node & Group Management, click Manage Agents > Add Agent. Click Connect to a previously installed agent > click Next. Enter the name, IP address, and port number for the agent and click Server-initiated communication.

How do I restart Microsoft monitoring agent? ›

Restart the server monitoring agent services from Windows or Linux platforms
  1. In the Windows home screen, navigate to Start and run the command services.msc.
  2. This will open up the Services window. Search and select Site24x7 Windows agent in the listed services and click Start the service.

What are 4 crucial elements of demand planning? ›

Elements of demand planning
  • Product portfolio management. Effective demand management requires a comprehensive understanding of products and their respective lifecycles. ...
  • Statistical forecasting. ...
  • Demand sensing. ...
  • Trade promotion management.

What are the 3 major activities of demand planning? ›

Elements of demand planning

statistical analysis of sales, inventory and other data; modeling the data to predict future demand; and. collaboration with suppliers, manufacturers, salespeople and other stakeholders to gather information on events that could affect demand, such as promotions and production delays.

What is on demand assessment criteria? ›

The On Demand Assessment is Criteria Corp's test administration platform. Criteria uses this online platform to administer various pre-employment assessments to candidates. These tests include cognitive, personality, skills, emotional intelligence, and risk assessments.

What is on demand assessment in education? ›

On-Demand assessment enables students to undertake an assessment task at a time of their choosing during the study period, provided they have completed all gateway tasks. An On-Demand exam is typically the most significant task in the on-demand assessment package.

How do you use labcorp on demand? ›

How It Works
  1. Choose your tests. Shop for tests and pay online. ...
  2. Provide your sample. For home collection kits, you'll receive detailed collection instructions with your kit. ...
  3. Access your results online.

What are the 5 assessment tools? ›

Assessment Tools: Introduction
  • Rubrics. For assessing qualitative student work such as essays, projects, reports, or presentations, we recommend the use of rubrics. ...
  • Curriculum Mapping. ...
  • Focus Groups. ...
  • Portfolios. ...
  • Structured Interviews. ...
  • Surveys.

What are the 5 components of an assessment tool? ›

An assessment tool includes the following components—context and conditions of assessment, tasks to be administered to the student, an outline of the evidence to be gathered from the candidate and evidence criteria used to judge the quality of performance (i.e. the assessment decision-making rules).

What are the 3 assessment tools? ›

Assessment Tools
  • Concept Maps - A diagramming technique for assessing how well students see the "big picture".
  • ConcepTests - Conceptual multiple-choice questions that are useful in large classes.
  • Knowledge Survey - Students answer whether they could answer a survey of course content questions.
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What are the six 6 steps in the assessment process? ›

  1. Step 1: Develop SLOs/POs. • A statement.
  2. Step 2: Identify methods and measures learning. • We are already and always assessing how we are doing and/or. ...
  3. Step 3: Determine criteria for success.
  4. Step 4: Collect and analyze data.
  5. Step 5: Plan and execute improvement actions. ...
  6. Step 6: Document assessment activities.
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What are the four types of assessment tools? ›

A Guide to Types of Assessment: Diagnostic, Formative, Interim, and Summative.

How do I fix Active Directory problems? ›

Techniques to troubleshoot Active Directory issues
  1. Run diagnostics on domain controllers. When you install the Windows Server Active Directory Domain Services role, Windows also installs a command-line tool named dcdiag. ...
  2. Test DNS for signs of trouble. ...
  3. Run checks on Kerberos. ...
  4. Examine the domain controllers.
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What are the 3 main components of an Active Directory? ›

AD has three main tiers: domains, trees and forests. A domain is a group of related users, computers and other AD objects, such as all the AD objects for your company's head office. Multiple domains can be combined into a tree, and multiple trees can be grouped into a forest.

What are the 3 basic Active Directory roles? ›

Currently in Windows there are five FSMO roles:
  • Schema master.
  • Domain naming master.
  • RID master.
  • PDC emulator.
  • Infrastructure master.
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Does Microsoft monitor employees computer? ›

Employee Monitoring Using Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams enables managers to track the workforce's video and voice calls, chats, and meetings, along with the durations of each. The platform has an admin center from which managers are able to pull up information regarding the individual activities of all team members.

Can Microsoft Office track your activity? ›

Monitoring Team players

Microsoft provides companies with aggregated data showing how employees across the organisation, or individual groups, are using Office 365 applications.

How do I pass an employment assessment test? ›

How to Excel
  1. Find out as much information as possible in advance. ...
  2. Request information about how your test results will be used. ...
  3. Take some practice tests. ...
  4. Answer questions honestly and consistently. ...
  5. Be confident. ...
  6. Make sure the job is really what you want. ...
  7. Follow up afterwards. ...
  8. Think positive!

How do you pass a behavioral assessment test? ›

To increase your chances of passing a personality test, you can follow the tips below:
  1. Answer honestly but with the company and position in mind. ...
  2. Don't sit on the fence. ...
  3. Avoid extreme answers. ...
  4. Be consistent. ...
  5. Answer in a work context. ...
  6. Practice self-awareness. ...
  7. Stay calm and don't overthink.
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What can I expect from a skills assessment test? ›

Typically, a skills test asks a variety of questions in different formats to see how candidates perform on-the-job tasks. A good skills test includes questions that are capable of being answered by someone already doing the job and can accurately measure key performance metrics.

What to do if you fail an assessment? ›

Talk to your Academic Tutor.

This is a member of the faculty assigned to you at the beginning of your degree programme, who you meet with regularly to discuss your progress. You can contact this person at any time and they can advise you on how to address any challenges you are facing.

Can you still get hired if you fail an assessment test? ›

Yes you can still get the job. If you failed the assessment, You should ask for a lower position , learn all that you can and move your way up. A lot of managers started as janitors or cashiers.

How do you ace an assessment test? ›

Here are a few tips to make it go easier:
  1. Answer honestly. Personality tests often include questions that ask for answers on a scale. ...
  2. Avoid too many of the same answers. ...
  3. Study the job description. ...
  4. Consider taking a practice test. ...
  5. Take your time. ...
  6. Expect questions about your honesty and integrity.
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