Recovering member of users in a group, Windows Active Directory 2012
Posted on 2014-10-22
A question regarding how to recover configuration of an AD object.
Let's say I have 5000 users in one global group. There are multiple global groups like this having lots users as members. One day, some intern came in and started removing users from the groups. When I found some users are missing on those groups, I have to re-add users to the groups.
So, this situation is not as objects are deleted, but removed from another object. So, object attributes were changed.
I have multiple AD snapshots and system state backups. I can mount a snapshot and go through all that, but is there any way to recover object attributes like this situation? Only authoritative restore of the whole AD?