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.
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.
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
If you have upgraded your Active Directory from Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003 SP1, 2008 or 2008R2 (or if you installed a pristine Windows 2003/2003 R2 forest), there is a high probability that you have overlooked updating the Active Directory Tombstone Lifetime from 60 days to the new default of 180 days. The tombstone … Continue reading Active Directory: Tombstone Lifetime – Set it to the correct value.