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Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition

Complete AD disaster recovery at the object and attribute, directory and operating system level across the entire forest.

Mistakes happen, corruption happens, disasters happen. They’re unpredictable and inevitable. When a disaster like a cyberattack or ransomware strikes your Active Directory and wipes out your DC’s operating system, every second counts. If you don’t have a plan to quickly recover, an AD disaster can stop your business in its tracks.

Prepare for and recover from an AD disaster with Quest® Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition.  Implement a complete backup and recovery strategy to quickly recover from any disaster at the object and attribute level, the directory level and the operating system level across the entire forest. With Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition, you’re in control. It’s like an insurance policy for your AD. You can’t afford to not have it.

Key Benefits

Accelerate recovery
Automate the entire AD environment recovery process from bare metal provisioning through forest and object recovery.
Gain control
AD admins have more control of the recovery process saving time and resources by eliminating dependencies on cross-departmental teams.
Execute a complete recovery plan
Automatically document your entire disaster recovery plan, adapt to growing threats and ensure confidence with a virtual test lab.
Increased visibility
Gain greater visibility into disaster recovery planning and instills confidence.
of data breaches caused by insiders
AD accounts under attack daily
Another ransomware attack occurs

Features

Complete AD backup and recovery at the object and attribute level, the directory level and the operating system level across the entire forest.

Operating system recovery

Quickly restore your domain controller’s operating system without depending on others. Significantly reduce downtime and get users back to work quickly.

Online granular restore

Restore individual attributes, such as account settings, group memberships and binary attributes, even when the object itself has not been deleted. This enables you to restore only the required attributes without restarting domain controllers.

Hybrid AD and Azure AD recovery

Whether you’re running a hybrid AD environment with Azure AD Connect, or have cloud-only objects or attributes that aren’t synchronized, it’s critical for security and compliance purposes to ensure the availability and integrity of both on-premises AD as well as Azure AD. Quest On Demand Recovery provides a single recovery dashboard to differentiate hybrid and cloud-only objects, run difference reports between production and real-time backups, and restore all changes, whether on premises or in Azure AD.

Virtual test lab

Demonstrate and validate your DR recovery plan by building a separate virtual forest test lab with production data to test disaster scenarios and safely test prior to making changes in the production. Automatically generate detailed, time-stamped reports of the recovery process including before/after state of the organization and actions applied to domain controllers.

Comparison reporting

Highlight changes made since the last backup by comparing the online state of AD with its backup or by comparing multiple backups. Accelerate recovery by quickly pinpointing deleted or changed objects or attributes. And with Change Auditor you can easily identify who made the changes.

Recovery console fault tolerance

Share persistent configuration data between several instances of your recovery consoles so that you can quickly resume the last restore operation in case it was unexpectedly interrupted.

AD management and health validation

Inspect AD for warning signs of possible issues before they become disasters by checking DC accessibility, replication, trusts and user authentication.

Recovery roadmap

Generate a detailed recovery process report, including an overview of every stage of the recovery, to gain a better understanding and more control over the project.

Integration with IT Security Search

Use IT Security Search to discover which AD objects have changed, including before and after values, and restore them to a previous state with a few clicks.

    Bare metal backup

  • Automatically restore from bare metal and follow up with your most current system state backup.

  • Recovery method

  • Restore from a variety of recovery methods for each domain controller.

  • Recovery media

  • Automatically create Windows recovery boot images for each domain controller.

  • Progress monitor

  • Monitor your progress to ensure complete forest recovery for server data and operating system.

  • Recovery project plan

  • Automatically document your entire disaster recovery plan.

Specifications

Processor

Minimum: 1.4 GHz (Recommended: 2.0 GHz or faster)

Memory (overall RAM)

Minimum: 1 Gb (Recommended: 2 Gb)

These figures apply only if the Active Directory domains managed by Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition include 1 million objects or less. Increase RAM size by 512 MB for every additional 1 million objects.

Hard Disk Space
  • x86 system
    • Full installation including the prerequisite software: 1.5 GB of free disk space
    • In case all the prerequisite software is already installed: 250 MB of free disk space
  • x64 system
    • Full installation including the prerequisite software: 2.7 GB of free disk space
    • In case all the prerequisite software is already installed: 260 MB of free disk space

NOTE: Additional storage space is required for a backup repository, at least the size of the backed-up Active Directory database file (Ntds.dit) and the SYSVOL folder plus 40MB for the transaction log files. Disaster Recovery Edition assumes the loss of server availability in the event of a disaster. Backup of both AD data and the server disk volume's data must be stored off the domain controller in an alternate location.

Display

SVGA at 1024 x 768 or higher

Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with or without any Service Pack
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with or without any Service Pack
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 without Service Pack or with Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 with or without any Service Pack
  • Microsoft Windows 8 with or without any Service Pack
  • Microsoft Windows 7 without Service Pack or with Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista with Service Pack 2

Targets for backup, restore, or compare operations

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 including Server Core installation
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with or without any Service Pack (including Server Core installation)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with or without any Service Pack (including Server Core installation)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 without Service Pack or with Service Pack 1 (including Server Core installation)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 (including Server Core installation)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 without Service Pack or with Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 without Service Pack or with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework

Your computer must have all of the following versions installed:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5 or higher
Microsoft SQL Server and Its Components

Microsoft SQL Server

One of the following versions is required:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 with or without any Service Pack (Enterprise, Business Intelligence, Standard, Express, Web, or Developer Edition)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 with or without any Service Pack (Enterprise, Business Intelligence, Standard, Express, Web, or Developer Edition)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with or without any Service Pack (Enterprise, Business Intelligence, Standard, Express, Web, or Developer Edition)

Microsoft SQL Server components

All of the following components are required:

  • Microsoft System CLR Types for SQL Server 2012

Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

To display reports, Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition can integrate with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2012, 2014 and 2016.

Microsoft Windows PowerShell

Microsoft Windows PowerShell version 3.0 or later

Microsoft Windows Installer

Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5

Microsoft Management Console

Microsoft Management Console 3.0

Integration with Change Auditor for Active Directory

To provide information on who modified particular Active Directory objects, Recovery Manager for Active Directory can integrate with the following versions of Change Auditor for Active Directory: 4.5 to 6.9.

If any prerequisite software is not installed, the Setup program automatically installs it for you before installing Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition. If the prerequisite software to be installed is not included in this release package, it is automatically downloaded.

Before installing Forest Recovery Agent on a domain controller, ensure the domain controller meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:

Processor

450 MHz or faster

Memory (overall RAM)

256 MB (1 GB recommended)

Hard Disk Space
  • x86 system: 850 MB or more
  • x64 system: 2 GB or more
Display

50 MB or more

Operating System

One of the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 including Server Core installation
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with or without any Service Pack (including Server Core installation)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with or without any Service Pack (including Server Core installation)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 without Service Pack or with Service Pack 1 (including Server Core installation)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 (including Server Core installation)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 without Service Pack or with Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 without Service Pack or with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2
Prerequisite Software

Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5 or later must be installed.

Supported virtualization infrastructure - Requirements

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 without Service Pack or with Service Pack 1

Software that must be installed on the Active Directory Virtual Lab computer:

  • Microsoft SCVMM Console (supplied with the SCVMM version you plan to use)

Software that is installed on the source computer by Active Directory Virtual Lab console:

  • Microsoft SCVMM Agent

Supported operating systems for the Hyper-V host:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2008 R2
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2 or 2016

Software that must be installed on the Active Directory Virtual Lab computer:

  • Microsoft SCVMM Console (version supplied with the SCVMM you plan to use)

Software that is installed on the source computer by Active Directory Virtual Lab console.

  • Disk2vhd v2.01 utility

Software operating system for the Hyper-V host:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or higher
VMware vCenter/ESX Server 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 , 6.0 and 6.5.
  • vCenter Converter must be installed in your environment using the Client-Server installation setup option.
  • vCenter Converter must be accessible to the Active Directory Virtual Lab.
Processor

1 GHz or faster

Memory (overall RAM)

512 MB or more

Hard Disk Space
  • x86 system: 850 Mb or more
  • x64 system: 2 Gb or more
Monitor

SVGA at 1024 x 768 or higher

Operating System

Installation

You can install the Recovery Manager Portal on a computer running one of the following operating systems (both x86 and x64 platforms are supported):

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with or without any Service Pack
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with or without any Service Pack
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 or later
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 or later
Web Browser

To access the Recovery Manager Portal, you can use Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher.

Microsoft .NET Framework

Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5 or higher

Microsoft Internet Information Server(IIS)

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.5, 8.0, 7.5, or 7.0.

Microsoft SQL Server and its components

Microsoft SQL Server versions

One of the following versions is required:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 with or without any Service Pack (Enterprise, Business Intelligence, Standard, Express, Web, or Developer Edition)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 with or without any Service Pack (Enterprise, Business Intelligence, Standard, Express, Web, or Developer Edition)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with or without any Service Pack (Enterprise, Business Intelligence, Standard, Express, Web, or Developer Edition)

Required Microsoft SQL Server components

  • Microsoft System CLR Types for SQL Server 2012

You can only use the Password and SIDHistory Recoverability Tool if Microsoft's Active Directory Recycle Bin is not enabled in your environment.

Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition is upgradeable from version 8.6.1 or later.

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