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Recovery Manager for Active Directory

Accelerate AD backup and recovery at the object and attribute level

Mistakes happen. Your Active Directory (AD) environment can be damaged when an administrator accidentally deletes something or makes a mass update that goes wrong. When this happens, it can negatively impact your productivity for hours or even days. It can cost your company revenue and damage your reputation. You need an AD recovery tool to get you back up and running quickly.

Quest® Recovery Manager for Active Directory is like an insurance plan for your AD environment. It enables you to pinpoint changes to your AD environment at the object and attribute level. Know what happened, who is impacted and what to roll back. Quickly compare a backup to pinpoint differences at the object level and instantly recover the data whether it’s in your on-premises, Azure AD or hybrid AD environment.

Key Benefits

Reduce downtime

Restore any object in AD and get affected users back to work quickly without restarting domain controllers.

Accelerate recovery

Quickly pinpoint deleted or changed objects or attributes.

Granular restore

Restore only the required attributes without restarting domain controllers.

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Comprehensive recovery

Restore any object in AD, including users, attributes, organizational units (OUs), computers, subnets, sites, configurations and Group Policy Objects (GPOs). Recovery Manager helps you significantly reduce downtime and get affected users back to work quickly without restarting domain controllers. You’ll be able to eliminate downtime as well as negative impact on network users.

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.

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.

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.

Recovery roadmap

Generate a detailed recovery process report. This overview of every recovery stage and operation allows you to gain a better understanding and more control of every aspect of the recovery.

Delegated recovery

Assign restore tasks to specific users to cut down on recovery timelines and senior-level resource requirements.

    Intuitive interface

  • Recover from inadvertent changes to AD data using an intuitive interface.

  • Delegated restores

  • Assign AD object restore tasks at the domain or container level.

  • Restore any AD object

  • Easily restore any object in AD without restarting your DCs.

  • Attribute change rollback

  • Restore attributes without having to restore the entire AD account.

  • Comparison reporting

  • Highlight individual attributes that have been changed or deleted.

  • PowerShell support

  • PowerShell enables flexible scripting for easy integration.

Specifications

Processor

1.4 GHz, 2.0 GHz or faster recommended

Memory (overall RAM)

1 Gb, 2 Gb recommended

These figures apply only if the Active Directory domains managed by Recovery Manager for Active Directory 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: 200 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: 210 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 40 MB for the transaction log files.

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 (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

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 (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 can integrate with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SRSS) 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 version 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. If the prerequisite software to be installed is not included in this release package, it is automatically downloaded.

Processor

Minimum: 1 GHz

Memory (overall RAM)

Minimum: 512 Mb

Hard Disk Space

x86 system: 850 Mb

x64 system: 2 Gb

Display

SVGA at 1024 x 768 or higher

Operating system

You can install Recovery Manager 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

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

All of the following components are required:

  • 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 is upgradeable from version 8.6.1 or later.

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