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Hi,

i need a tool to backup and restore my AD like the quest tools. this tools must restore a user object with all informations.

the quest tools is very expensive. i have 10000 user !

thanks for your help
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slemmesmi earned 1000 total points
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Dear cawasaki,

you may want to check out the "NetWrix Active Directory Change Reporter" which you should be able to get for less than a tenth of the Quest Recovery Manager for Active Directory.
Both of those, and some some of the free alternatives, are covered in the great article "2 Tools to Restore Active Directory Objects" by Eric B. Rux available on http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/active-directory/2-tools-to-restore-active-directory-objects-

Kind regards,
Soren
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by:Felix Leven
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2008 R2 can restore deleted object (garbage collection) in AD DS and you can disable deletion of objects for free.
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Hi MrGraves,

2008 R2 can restore deleted user with all information and password?

thanks
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by:Felix Leven
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Not sure about passwords, but the user object has all atributes like before (including groupmembership^^).

More info:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2009/08/27/the-ad-recycle-bin-understanding-implementing-best-practices-and-troubleshooting.aspx
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Because you are still running windows 2k server ?
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i am running Windows 2008 SP2 SERVER IN ALL MY DC.

its possible to add a 2008 R2 DC server ti my actual DC and use garbage collection?

thanks
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1.! All DC's in a domain need to be upgraded to Windows Server 2008 R2 to raise the domain functional levels to "Windows Server 2008 R2"

2. You will not be able to upgrade the forest to the 2008 R2 until the final domain is upgraded as well.

3. You can enable Active Directory Recycle B in only if the forest functional level of your environment is set to Windows Server 2008 R2.

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ok thank you
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