Active Directory Authoritative Restores in Windows Server 2003 and 2008 - Best practices

A very common AD disaster is an unexpected deletion or modification of objects. Unlike a bad football match or family meeting, you can prepare for that and make the crisis more bearable. This post discuss best practices of Windows Server 2003 and 2008 forest level backup and restore. AD Object deletions and unwanted modifications are […]

A very common AD disaster is an unexpected deletion or modification of objects. Unlike a bad football match or family meeting, you can prepare for that and make the crisis more bearable. This post discuss best practices of Windows Server 2003 and 2008 forest level backup and restore. AD Object deletions and unwanted modifications are often due to human error. Sometimes a bad script does that or a provisioning system, but then these are also created by humans. The common factor is the data loss. Now there’s quite some complexity in the current KB article on AD object restores: 840001 How to restore deleted user accounts and their group memberships in Active Directory.

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