To mitigate the risk of Active Directory mishaps, Active Administrator provides both backup and recovery features. When an object needs to be restored, you can select the object from a list and restore it, either with all the attributes it possessed when it was backed up, or only the attributes you select. In the case of a container object, you have the option of restoring either all objects it contains or all objects in contains of a particular type. You can preview the object before it is restored, as well as compare the attributes of the selected object in the archive with those of the same object in Active Directory.
Active Administrator removes manual effort by automating Active Directory backups. You can schedule backups to run once or twice a day, at a time you specify. You can also add additional domains and determine whether they support password recovery.
Restore items quickly and granularly
Quick recovery allows you quickly restore items from an archive file. You have the option of restoring an object’s password, its attributes, or the entire object. If a password is restored, the user will be forced to change the password at the next login.
Require a restored user to create a new password
Password recovery reduces the headache of password maintenance. When you restore a deleted user, you can enter a new password and force the user to reset the password when they first log on. Additionally, you can generate random passwords for users and mandate password length.
Restore security settings instead an entire object
To simplify the recovery of security settings, Active Administrator gives you the granular option of just restoring an AD object’s security; this eliminates the need to recover an entire object, which can have adverse effects on passwords and group membership.
Restore Group Policy objects
In addition to Active Directory objects, you can restore Group Policy objects; simply roll back to a previous version of a GPO.