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Protecting Active Directory from Malicious and Accidental Destruction: When Recycle Bin Isn’t Enough

On Demand
  • Recorded Date:Apr. 19, 2017
  • Event:On Demand

Active Directory is the foundation of our networks. If AD isn't up, nothing else is. Not even cloud apps if you are using federation. Thankfully AD is pretty resilient – unless someone purposefully or accidentally destroys AD.

What is surprising is that many people think they can rely on Windows Server 2016's AD Recycle Bin. In this webinar, AD experts, Randy Franklin Smith and Brian Hymer will explore destructive risks to Active Directory and classify them into 5 types of AD destructive disasters:

  1. Domain node object deletion
  2. Special object deletion
  3. Attribute changes
  4. Group policy
  5. Forest level emergencies

Fortunately, you can defend the nerve center of your network with a few proactive measures. For each of these disaster types, they’ll discuss and organization’s options for recovery including:

  • System-state recovery
  • Forest-level recovery
  • Recycle bin

Join this webcast to hear two pros delve into 5 common AD disasters and make sure you understand how to prepare for and execute a successful forest recovery. It’s not something you want to do but you certainly want to know you can do it when it becomes necessary.


Randy Franklin Smith, Windows IT Pro

Brian Hymer, Security and Compliance Solution Architect