Recently, NetWrix polled IT evaluators regarding interest and use of the Active Directory Object Restore Wizard. Of those polled, nearly 40% were interested in recovering Active Directory objects that were already deleted. Just over 27% stated their needs were for proactively defending against disaster recovery problems. 13% indicated interest in preventing negative changes and/or deletions that have occurred in the past. The remaining 20% cited miscellaneous reasons for interest in the Active Directory Restore Wizard. Poll results are shown in the graph to the left:
Not surprisingly, the majority of the respondents, like most administrators, have encountered the limitations of Windows’ native AD recovery options. The need for a reliable and robust tool to go beyond these limitations is apparent. With the next highest percentage of responses pertaining to AD restore from a proactive position further serves to reveal the limitations of the native restoration features, options and capabilities and demand for a better method of recovering unwanted changes to AD.
NetWrix Active Directory Object Restore Wizard allows for complete rebuilding of changed or deleted AD objects, including attribute level detail. The convenient wizard makes quick work of undoing any negative changes. How prepared are you for an Active Directory restore? Have there been occasions where it was necessary to manually add information not included during a restoration? Please share comments and experiences with an Active Directory restore below.