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Active Directory eBook Chapter 2 - Recovery

Quickly Recovering Deleted Active Directory Objects
Native tools or an automated solution?

It’s happened before - users are calling in to complain that they can’t access their resources. They’re seeing errors all across the board when attempting to accomplish anything on their desktops. One likely cause is that someone has made an accidental deletion or modification to your Active Directory data. Deleting a user account or an Organizational Unit (OU) full of them is a particularly big problem. A problem that even today doesn’t have a good resolution using native Windows tools alone.

This chapter examines:

  • The native process for recovering from an accidental deletion
  • Specifics on using Windows Server 2008 R2’s Recycle Bin feature
  • Benefits of best-in-class third-party recovery tools