Active Directory: Disaster Recovery (Recap)

In preparation for the Active Directory forest to be upgraded (to Windows Server 2012 R2), it may be prudent to re-evaluate Active Directory disaster recovery plans. Active Directory if configured correctly will just sit there and work; servicing all requests that are presented and because of this robustness, its importance is often overlooked and its criticality … Continue reading Active Directory: Disaster Recovery (Recap)

Active Directory: Forest Recovery – Whitepaper updated.

Microsoft have updated the must read Active Directory document on Active Directory Forest Recovery. “The guide contains best-practice recommendations for recovering an Active Directory forest if forest-wide failure renders all domain controllers in the forest incapable of functioning normally. The steps, which you must customize for your particular environment, describe how to recover the entire … Continue reading Active Directory: Forest Recovery – Whitepaper updated.

Quest RMADFE – Getting the XML Export to work.

This week I have been implementing Quest Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition.  As the implementation is a global implementation I have a requirement for more than one management console (if you know the product, you’ll know what I mean). The official documentation from Quest states that the process for this is: Step 1: … Continue reading Quest RMADFE – Getting the XML Export to work.

Active Directory Explorer v1.3

The Windows Sysinternals team have updated the excellent Active Directory Explorer tool to version 1.3 AD Explorer can be used to navigate the AD database; view object properties and attributes; modify permissions; view an object's schema properties and create sophisticated searches that can be saved for regular use. AD Explorer has the ability to save snapshots … Continue reading Active Directory Explorer v1.3

Active Directory: Forest Recovery

Microsoft have updated their Active Directory Forest Recovery whitepaper to reference Windows Server 2008 R2. Hopefully nobody every has to go through a forest recovery - but just in case the day ever arises  - you should practice a forest recovery regularly; because you do not want to be learning how to do this on … Continue reading Active Directory: Forest Recovery