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Recovery Manager for Active Directory

Back up Active Directory and restore down to the object and attribute levels. Quest® Recovery Manager for Active Directory is like an insurance plan for your AD environment. It not only enables you to back up Active Directory (AD) at the object and attribute level, but also helps you pinpoint changes to your AD environment at the same granular 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.

Back up Active Directory and restore down to the object and attribute levels
Reduce your recovery time from a Forest-level Active Directory disaster by 95% 01:06

Mistakes happen. Your AD environment can be damaged when an administrator accidentally deletes something or makes a mass update that goes wrong. This can negatively impact your productivity for hours or even days, and as a result, cost your company revenue and its reputation. When this happens, you need a disaster recovery plan and Active Directory backup and restore tools to get you back up and running quickly. Recovery Manager for Active Directory helps you do exactly that, all while reducing recovery time and costs to reduce user impact.

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.

55%

Of data breaches caused by insiders

95M

AD accounts under attack daily

14sec

Another ransomware attack occurs

Comprehensive recovery

Restore any object in AD, including users, attributes, organizational units (OUs), computers, subnets, sites, configurations and Group Policy Objects (GPOs). Recovery Manager not only helps you back up Active Directory faster, but also significantly reduces downtime so you can 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 that you have Active Directory backup and restore tools 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 Active Directory 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 Active Directory backup and recovery.

Delegated recovery

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

Amway

We have peace of mind, knowing that our global data is protected and safe with Recovery Manager for Active Directory, even though we haven’t had to use it for a while.

Marc Denman Senior Systems Support Specialist, Amway Read Case Study

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Intuitive interface
Delegated restores
Restore any AD object
Attribute change rollback
Comparison reporting
PowerShell support
Back up Active Directory and recover from inadvertent changes

Intuitive interface

Back up Active Directory and recover from inadvertent changes to AD data using an intuitive interface.

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
  • Windows Server 2019
  • 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 2019 including Server Core installation
  • 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 .NET Framework

Your computer must have all of the following versions installed:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5.2 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 2019 with or without any Service Pack (Enterprise, Business Intelligence, Standard, Express, Web or Developer Edition)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 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, 2016 and 2019.

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: 6.x to 7.0.1

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 2019
  • 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 4.5.2 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 2019 with or without any Service Pack (Enterprise, Business Intelligence, Standard, Express, Web or Developer Edition)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 with or without any Service Pack (Enterprise, Business Intelligence, Standard, Express, Web, or Developer Edition)
  • 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 9.0.1 or later.

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