An Active Directory administrator has many daily tasks that are essential to the organization. However, the task of ensuring Active Directory can be put back to a working state is not one that is performed every day. No one ever wants to have to recover some or all of Active Directory, but having the correct solution could mean the difference between taking minutes and taking days to get things working again. In the end, it all boils down to uptime and making money for the organization.
The Microsoft solutions of System State, ntdsutil, Recovery Bin, tombstoning, and others have gotten better over the years. However, these technologies do not make a complete backup solution and certainly does not meet the needs of administrators trying to easily recovery from issues that come up in Active Directory.
All administrators need a solution in place that provides the following features:
- Object-level restoration: This includes the ability to restore users, groups, OUs, GPOs, and other objects to a point in time. This means not only making the last object version available but also making a history of object versions available.
- Object attribute-level restoration: This includes the ability to restore user, group, GPO, and other attributes to a point in time. This means not only making the last object attribute version available but also making a history of object attribute versions available.
- Roll back Active Directory objects to a point in time: This might be a combination of objeccts and attribute changes. Often there are many changes that occur in a short time period and need to be reversed. A tool that can quickly restore many objects at one time is essential for efficiency and uptime.
One tool that can do all of this is RecoveryManager Plus. You can get your free version and trial license here. Don’t let another day go by without a quick and easy Active Directory recovery solution.