Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition provides easy-to-use, wizard-based procedures for recovering AD LDS (ADAM). Individual AD LDS (ADAM) objects or a single subtree can be restored remotely, without the need for an administrator to be physically present at the computers hosting AD LDS (ADAM) instances involved in the restoration.
To achieve near-zero downtime when restoring Active Directory or AD LDS (ADAM) data, Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition offers selective, online restore. Individual objects or object attributes can be selected in a backup and then restored to Active Directory or AD LDS (ADAM) without affecting other objects or attributes. Using the granular restore feature, objects that were inadvertently deleted or modified can be recovered in a few minutes. Unlike conventional alternatives, it is not necessary to restore the entire Active Directory or AD LDS (ADAM) database, nor is it necessary to restart domain controllers or AD LDS (ADAM) service.
As granular restore can be done online, the domain controller is never unavailable to users. Online restore function greatly reduces the restore time, thus eliminating the costs associated with downtime.
One more valuable characteristic of granular online restore is the unattended restoration of linked attributes, such as the Member Of attribute. When recovering a user object with granular online restore, you do not need to worry about group memberships: Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition ensures that the restored object is a member of the proper groups.
One of the key features of Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition is the ability to quickly recover individual Group Policy objects using a backup of a domain controller’s System State, eliminating the need for special, Group Policy-related backups. By providing straightforward, wizard-driven procedures for Group Policy restoration, Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition makes it easy to recover Group Policy information and recoup the time spent configuring Group Policy. Individual Group Policy objects, along with Group Policy links and permission settings can be restored remotely, without the need for an administrator to be present at the domain controllers on which the restore is being performed, and without the need to restart domain controllers.
Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition makes it possible to create, update, and apply Active Directory backups remotely across an entire network. It can be installed on an administrator’s workstation, allowing all operations to be performed from a single, central location. These operations include the creation, update, and storage of backups, as well as the restoration of Active Directory and Group Policy data from a backup.
Backups created with Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition can be stored in a central location, at several locations on a distributed network, or on selected computers with physically restricted access. Access to Active Directory backups can be restricted using backup encryption along with security mechanisms provided by the operating system.