Troubleshooting on-demand assessments (2023)

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Download the test debug script

Download and run itRating bug fix scriptto self-assess and troubleshoot on-demand assessments. See the full troubleshooting guide below:

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

The most common problems that users encounter are: (You can find instructions on how to solve these problems further down in the article)

  1. If you run the assessment but see no data in Log Analytics -> Restart Healthservice when data file collection is pending.

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

Problems installing Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA).

The link to the workspace specified as part of the MMA installation could not be established successfully

Sometimes the MMA agent fails to successfully connect to the workspace during installation when providing the credentials (ID and key) of the Azure Log Analytics (OMS) workspace. A workaround that sometimes works is to remove the WorkspaceId and key and install the MMA without specifying workspaces. Then 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 pre-configure your on-demand assessments.
  2. Make sure you have the Azure subscription owner role in the Azure subscriptionwith the same email ID you use to sign in to Services Hub.
  3. After successfully linking, you should be able to see the following page in the Services Hub under the Health tab and then Ratings.
  4. Confirm that the Log Analytics workspace you have access to is linked to the Services Hub. If not, ask them to relink by clicking the profile in the top right, then click Edit Log Analytics workspace and link the workspace you want.
  5. Confirm that you have added the review you want from the gallery.

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Some of the most common issues when invoking a command like AddExchangeAssessmentTask are detailed below:

Windows Server 2008 R2 does not recognize Add-*AssessmentTask cmdlets

It's recommended not to run assessments on a computer running Windows Server 2008, but if you absolutely have to, you must do the following:

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  1. Install the latest version of Powershell and .net 4.6.2 on the Windows 2008 server. Most Windows 2008 servers have Powershell that uses .net 2.0 and does not meet the requirements.
  2. Run Powershell in Administrator mode.
  3. Before calling an Add-*AssessmentTask cmdlet issue:
    Import-Module $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 cmdlets.

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

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

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2. If Microsoft.PowerShell.Oms.Assessments.dll does not exist, ensure that your Log Analytics workspace is linked to the Services Hub. 3. Make sure *$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 CLRVersion equal to or greater than 4.0. ### Troubleshooting assessment installation errors when running an Add-*AssessmentTask cmdlet ###

  1. Read the log file.
  2. The location of the log file is shown in the Powershell console window. It's just an informational message - blank. Check out this location in the example screenshot below:

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If add-AssessmentTask fails for some reason, see log file.

  1. The -ScheduledTaskUserName and -ScheduledTaskPassword may be invalid - either this user does not exist or the password is invalid or expired.

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Requirements to successfully run the scheduled task

Check user account group policy: Logon as batch job permission


Sometimes the assessment may not be triggered by Task Scheduler. This can happen when the user does not have permission to run the batch job. In this case, this permission must be granted explicitly by typing gpedit.msc here.*

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

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

Do not forcibly unload the user registry when the user logs off

On the data collection computer, 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 user registration 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. In the right pane, under Policy, double-click System Encryption; Use FIPS-compliant encryption, hashing, and signing algorithms and click Disabled. ### Network access: Don't allow saving passwords and credentials ### 1. This error occurs with the message: “No logon session was specified. It may have already ended.” 2. To fix this, go to SECPOL.MSC, Security Settings, Local Policies and Security Options. 3. Do not allow storage of passwords and credentials for network authentication.

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4. Set the policy to Disabled.

The assessment has not been added to your workspace

If calling start-XXXAssessment results in 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. Add the assessment on the ServicesHub page. (dropdown box on the Health tab, then click the Assessments tab, then click Assessments, then wait at least 10 minutes before attempting to start the assessment.The delay is necessary for the MMA Agent to contact Log Analytics and download the management pack using XXXAssessment.execPkg.Troubleshooting on-demand assessments (9)

Problems running the assessment task

Inactive/no data found in Azure Log Analytics

Check the Log Analytics agent connectivity

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

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A green tick 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 useful information, including a list of machines with unresponsive agents and the last successful heartbeat time for each of those unresponsive machines.

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

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

  •, Portal Log Analytics
  •,Data Collector API
  • *, Agent Communication - Configurationfirewall settings
  • *, Agent Communication - Configurationfirewall settings
  • *, agent communication - configurefirewall settings

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

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OnDemand Score data is no longer displayed in Log Analytics, but was displayed in the past

Find the scheduled task in Task Scheduler and run it manually in Task Scheduler. Make sure an OmsAssessment.exe process is running. If no processes are running, it may be because the password specified for this assessment at the time Add-XXXAssessmentTask was run is no longer valid (eg, has expired or has been changed). to see the error in bothStoryTask Scheduler tab and also on the Task Scheduler tabTaskplanerEvent log - withEvent ID101 (and 104) anderror value: 2147943726 - as shown in the next two screenshots:

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Restart healthservice when data files are pending ingestion

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

Open Command Prompt in Administrator mode and type: net stop healthservicenet start healthservice

After running the following command, the files will be processed 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 for conflicting omsassessment.exe processes running

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

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If it took a long time (e.g. you find that this process has been running longer than a day), the assessment agent may not have processed the data. So, continue with the next troubleshooting steps below.

Review any errors in the prerequisite file

Change to the evaluation working directory and examine the prerequisite files (processed.prerequisites) to find any errors mentioned for evaluation purposes.

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If errors are found, such as WMI connectivity issues, the target names and the error are mentioned in this file. Please fix the problem and trigger the verification. In the Task Scheduler, expand Microsoft, Operations Management Suite, AOI***** and then Assessments to right-click the desired assessment scheduled task and click Run.

Traversed detection log file errors

Switch to the working directory of the evaluation and enter the 6 to 8-digit numbered folder within the directory. Look for a folder called Logs where you will find a file called DiscoveryTrace***.

Check for any errors or exceptions in this file and fix them as they are related to credential/permissions issues, WMI errors, network issues, etc.

Recording large files

If the following "processed.recommendations.***" files are larger than 250 MB in size, the Log Analytics agent may have difficulty processing the files. If you encounter this scenario and cannot see the data in Log Analytics, please contact and let us know your issue.

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Try to reduce the number of targets per assessment schedule

If you are running Windows Server, Windows Client or SQL Assessment and have added more than 5 targets in a single scheduled task, it is sometimes possible that the assessment agent cannot process that many targets at the same time. If this scenario occurs, use the following cmdlet to remove all existing settings:


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

Review the planned task distribution and uploader log files

In the Assessments working directory is a \Logs\ folder that contains the following*Command*.log e*Module*.Recording. the*Command*The .log file contains data about the scheduled task that starts the powershell cmdlet and can be used to find out why the scheduled task didn't start. If this file is not created when the ODA scheduled task starts, it usually indicates a password error.

Ö*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 issues.

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What are on demand assessments? ›

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.

What is ad assessment? ›

The Active Directory Security Assessment involves review of documentation, discussions with staff, execution of proprietary tools and a manual review of your Active Directory configuration and settings.

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 the difference between Azure Monitor and Log Analytics? ›

Monitor is the brand, and Log Analytics is one of the solutions. Log Analytics and Application Insights have been consolidated into Azure Monitor to provide a single integrated experience for monitoring Azure resources and hybrid environments.

What are the AD functional levels? ›

Two Types of Functional Levels#

Domain functional levels enable features that affect the entire domain and that domain only. It also controls which Windows Server operating systems can be run on domain controllers in the domain. Forest functional levels enable features across all domains within a forest.

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Testing your advertising gives you valuable insight into your creative execution prior to its launch. Your new concepts are tested against your existing ones, as well as competitors, in an effort to ensure that your campaign will out-perform those already in place.

What is AD DS and AD LDS? ›

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What are the 5 Principles of good assessment? ›

Principles of Assessment
  • Assessment will be valid. ...
  • Assessment will be reliable. ...
  • Assessment will be equitable. ...
  • Assessment will be explicit and transparent. ...
  • Assessment will support the student learning process. ...
  • Assessment will be efficient.
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What are the 3 Principles of assessment? ›

Clause 1.8 in the Standards states the four principles of assessment are:
  • Fairness.
  • Flexibility.
  • Validity.
  • Reliability.
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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 5 steps in the assessment process? ›

Steps in the Assessment Process
  1. Identify student learning outcomes.
  2. Determine methods of assessment for each student learning outcome.
  3. Gather evidence.
  4. Interpret evidence.
  5. Review results and implement change based on results to "close the loop".

What are the six 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 is the most commonly used assessment tool? ›

Employment interviews. The employment interview is probably the most commonly used assessment tool.

What are the 4 ways of using digital assessment tools? ›

4 Ways Of Using Digital Assessment Tools
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What is an assessment tool example? ›

Assessment tools aid in assessing and evaluating student learning and can provide different options to assess students beyond the traditional exam. Several tools are available including grading rubrics , Canvas Assignments , plagiarism detection, self-assessment, and peer assessment, surveys, and classroom polling.

What are the three main functions of Azure monitor? ›

Microsoft combined three unique services—Azure Monitor, Log Analytics, and Application Insights—under the umbrella of Azure Monitor to provide powerful end-to-end monitoring of your applications and the components they rely on. Log Analytics and Application Insights are now features of Azure Monitor.

How do you calculate AD functional level? ›

Right-click the root domain, and click Properties. Under the General tab, you will find the forest and domain functional levels currently configured on your Active Directory Domain Controller.

What is FFL and DFL? ›

Functional levels are classified into two types: Forest functional level (FFL) Domain functional level (DFL)

What is difference between AD and AD FS? ›

Since AD stores information of all users ( user IDs and passwords), it acts as the base identity store. ADFS uses all of this identity information in Active Directory and makes it available outside your network. This information can be used by other organizations and applications.

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Too much product knowledge often leads them to talk about features that prospective customers don't really care about, or answer questions no one is asking. UNSUBSTANTIATED CLAIMS. Advertisers often claim to have what the customer wants, such as “highest quality at the lowest price,” but fail to offer any evidence.

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It has 3 parts: a display URL, headline text, and description text.

What are the three main factors that determine ad? ›

If you want to know what the three main factors that determine ad quality are, the answer is expected clickthrough rate, landing page experience, and ad relevance.

What are the 4 features of AD DS? ›

The four key benefits of AD DS include the following:
  • Hierarchical structure. This is the main benefit of AD DS, providing the organizational structure for the information contained in Active Directory.
  • Flexibility. ...
  • Single point of access. ...
  • Redundancy.

How do you change DC to AD? ›

On the Start screen, typedsa.

In the left pane of the Active Directory Users and Computers console, right-click Active Directory Users and Computers, and then click Change Domain Controller.

How do you set up AD DS? ›

Right-click on the Start button and go to Settings > Apps > Manage optional features > Add feature. Now select RSAT: Active Directory Domain Services and Lightweight Directory Tools. Finally, select Install then go to Start > Windows Administrative Tools to access Active Directory once the installation is complete.

How does on demand testing work? ›

The On Demand testing program uses the VCAA Assessment Online software, a decentralised computer-based system where schools download tests from the VCAA central server and distribute them via the school's Local Area Network (LAN).

How do I pass an employment assessment test? ›

Tips to Clear a Pre-Employment Assessment
  1. Research the Job Role.
  2. Identify the Industry and Domain.
  3. Speak to the Hiring Team.
  4. Use Mock Pre-Employment Tests.
  5. Check System Requirements.
  6. Stay Calm.
  7. Be Aware of Job Context in Your Answers.
  8. Read Questions Carefully.

What are the 4 types of assessments used in facilitating? ›

Pre-assessment or diagnostic assessment, Formative assessment, Summative assessment, Confirmative assessment, Norm-referenced assessment, Criterion-referenced assessment and Ipsative assessment.

How do you pass a behavioral assessment test? ›

Here are a few tips to make it go easier:
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  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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Is on demand testing important? ›

Having a reliable, always-on attitude to testing creates a more robust development cycle, enabling teams to find and resolve bugs early on. On demand testing plays a crucial role in identifying problems that could be missed, and which could cause bigger problems down the line.

What is the On demand assessment by criteria corp? ›

What Is the On Demand Assessment? 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.

Can I see my criteria assessment results? ›

The moment a candidate completes the assessments, you can view the results in the platform or get the reports right in your email.

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.

What to do if you fail an assessment? ›

What to do if you failed a subject
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  2. Step 2 | Talk to your lecturer. ...
  3. Step 3 | Don't focus on the negatives. ...
  4. Step 4 | Plan your next steps. ...
  5. Step 5 | If you try again.
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How do you ace an assessment test? ›

Assessment training
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  2. Prepare interviews. ...
  3. Know your work values and motivation. ...
  4. Conduct a personal SWOT analysis. ...
  5. Do not make avoidable errors. ...
  6. Do not underestimate it. ...
  7. Know your rights and obligations.

What are the 5 assessment tools? ›

Assessment Tools: Introduction
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  • Curriculum Mapping. ...
  • Focus Groups. ...
  • Portfolios. ...
  • Structured Interviews. ...
  • Surveys.

What are the 5 assessment strategies? ›

5 strategies for formative assessment
  • Remind. What quicker way to assess our students outside of the classroom than through Remind? ...
  • Questioning. Questioning is perhaps an obvious one, but specific questioning can be a highly effective method of formative assessment. ...
  • Sequencing. ...
  • Incentivizing. ...
  • Creating.
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How do I pass an assessment day? ›

Advice for doing well on an assessment day
  1. Dress smartly. You won't get a second chance to make a first impression. ...
  2. Be prepared. Double-check you know what is involved during the assessment day. ...
  3. Act professionally. ...
  4. Ask questions. ...
  5. Manage your time.
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What is a good score on an assessment test? ›

If a perfect aptitude test score is 100% or 100 points, and your score is 80% or above, it is considered a good score. A minimum acceptable score is considered to be from 70% to 80%.

What do behavioral assessments look for? ›

The Behavioral Assessment measures five key factors that are associated with workplace behavior; dominance, extraversion, patience, formality, and objectivity. These five key factors, or key behavioral drives, provide a framework for understanding your employees' and candidates' workplace behaviors.


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