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Microsoft Active Directory Backup and Restore News
June 22, 2010
Unbeknownst to some admins, the latest versions of Windows Server include new or updated tools that can minimize the need for third-party options.
January 18, 2010
Windows Server 2008 R2's Active Directory Recycle Bin feature is limited, so IT pros who need full features might be better off using third-party backup tools.
December 10, 2009
Of all the improvements made to PowerShell 2.0, the new remote management capabilities are expected to be the biggest hit among admins.
April 25, 2006
Ensure that your Active Directory network remains intact -- even when the worst happens -- with this collection of tips and advice.
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Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) is a safe mode boot option for Windows Server domain controllers. Continue Reading
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Recovery Manager from Quest Software can help Windows administrators provide backup and recovery functionality for Active Directory. Continue Reading
Everyone makes mistakes; even experienced system administrators. So what do you do when you accidentally delete information in Active Directory? Expert Gary Olsen outlines an easy tool that can be used to reanimate deleted objects. Continue Reading
Microsoft's free command-line tool, File Checksum Integrity Verifier, can create cryptographic hashes or "fingerprints" for files. Learn what else you can do with FCIV in this tip. Continue Reading
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In 2012, admins were interested in Group Policy and Windows Server 2012 when it came to Active Directory. These are the top tips. Continue Reading
Building redundancy in Active Directory replication is one way an administrator can ensure AD replication continues even if critical domain controllers fail. Continue Reading
In part one of this tutorial, learn how creating an Active Directory replication lag site minimizes the chances of an Active Directory disaster. Continue Reading
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Active Directory tombstones can cause problems with data consistency. Domain controllers need to be backed up as often as tombstones, if not more. Continue Reading
The Active Directory Recycle Bin isn't exactly the same as the one found on desktop operating systems. That doesn't mean it isn't useful. Continue Reading
While the need to restore an entire AD forest is rare, having a solid forest recovery plan in place can ensure that smaller components like objects and DCs are recovered quickly. Continue Reading