AD Recovery or data extraction tools.
Posted on 2004-10-22
I have a situation where some objects in the AD have been changed over the past several months. We are attempting to narrow down the timeframe. My understanding is that the only method would be to recover the AD iteratively using archived exports or Veritas based backups (we perform each of these each night) going back one week at a time for each week that we’ve sent images offsite. Its also my understanding that the “recovery server” used for this purpose must be of the exact same make/model/config as the original AD server. We do not have such a server available. Is there an alternative recovery method? Are there third party tools, freeware or otherwise, that can extract specific content from an AD export file (much like mailbox extraction tools used on Exchange backups).