Recovery Manager for Active Directory automates recovery of an Active Directory forest from a Bare Metal Recovery (BMR) backup along with Active Directory backup in case of physical corruption of all domain controllers, domain data or services, e.g. machine was attacked by ransomware, cannot start etc.
This feature is supported only for Windows Server 2008 R2 or higher domain controllers.
Recovery Manager for Active Directory makes it possible to selectively recover domains in an Active Directory forest. Instead of restoring the entire forest, you can run the restore operation on one or more domains the forest includes. This method is useful if you have located the domains that include dangerous or unwanted data and want to selectively recover them. Before you proceed with the selective recovery of domains, it is highly recommended you make absolutely sure the dangerous or unwanted data is not replicated to other domains in the forest.
To selectively recover domains, you can either create a new recovery project that will only include the domains you want to recover, or open an existing project for the entire forest, and then select the domains you want to recover in that project.
From version 9.0, Recovery Manager for Active Directory can be integrated with On Demand Recovery to restore and undelete on-premises objects that are synchronized with cloud by Azure AD Connect. For more details, please see http://support.quest.com/technical-documents/on-demand-recovery-for-azure-active-directory/user-guide/integration-with-recovery-manager-for-active-directory.
Using native tools to recover a forest requires numerous and lengthy manual steps repeated on each domain controller in the forest. This process results in a very slow and tedious recovery prone to human error. Recovery Manager for Active Directory automates those numerous manual steps not only saving vast amounts of time but also eliminating the risk of human error.