|Windows 2012 Active Directory Backup and Disaster Recovery Procedures|
It must be somewhere in the late nineties, after struggling with Windows NT 4 domains for years, that I became involved with
the Windows 2000 Academy developed and organized @ Digital. The very first impressions about Active Directory caused me to fell
of my chair several times a day, surprised that I was about this technology. Although Windows 2003 and 2008 were necessary and
useful releases, I waited till 2012 to get exactly the same wow feeling as fifteen years ago while discovering all new Windows
Server 2012 features. Yet, Active Directory, still is a core infrastructure layer in your organization, storing all enterprise
wide user and computer accounts, your Exchange and mailbox configurations, Lync related objects, SSCM and SCOM objects, AD
integrated DNS … and used as authentication and authorization service. Active Directory became so important and mission critical
for your business that it forces you to understand, implement and test efficient and reliable backup and disaster recovery procedures.
This document deals with Active Directory related backup and disaster recovery aspects as they exists in the Server 2012 RTM,
build 9200 release.
|Windows 2008 R2 Active Directory Backup and Disaster Recovery Procedures|
You all know that Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) is a mission-critical component in your
Windows infrastructure. If Active Directory goes down, your network is essentially useless.
Consequently, your backup and recovery plans for Active Directory are fundamental to security,
business continuity, and regulatory compliance. Windows Server 2008 brings many new features to Active Directory®,
two of which have a significant impact on your backup and recovery plans: the new
Windows Server Backup utility and the ability to take and work with Volume Shadow Copy Service
snapshots of Active Directory. In this article I will describe the changes these enhancements bring to
the table and how you can take advantage of these changes to streamline your Active Directory backup activities.
This document tackles all possible scenarios, mechanisms and techniques related to Active Directory Backup and Disaster Recovery.
|Windows 2003 Active Directory Backup and Disaster Recovery Procedures|
Recovering a Windows 2003 Domain Controller requires more care and attention to detail than the equivalent operation
in Windows NT 4.0. Domain Controllers can assume numerous roles within an Active Directory infrastructure: global catalogs,
operations masters, and simple domain controllers. This paper describes the steps you use to recover the Active Directory
database after a failure, the associated considerations, and the issues you need to keep in mind when restoring a server
to a special role.
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