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Ensuring High Availability of Your Active Directory Forest

Active Directory is essential to business critical applications from sales tools to email.  Because its domains are connected by trusts, the loss of any domain in your AD forest can seriously hurt your business.  This document describes the symptoms of a failing or failed forest, details how to prepare for the possibility of domain or forest failure, and compares the manual forest recovery procedure recommended by Microsoft with the automated recovery solution Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition.