AD LDS resources

Main entry point: AD DS vs AD LDS – Active Directory solutions compared http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731868(v=ws.10).aspx step1 – backup AD LDS: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730941(WS.10).aspx step2 – restore AD LDS: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725903(WS.10).aspx On MS Technet:   AD LDS Replication Step-by-Step Guide Step 1: Practice Managing Replica AD LDS Instances Step 2: Practice Managing Site Objects Step 3: Practice Managing Site Link ObjectsContinue reading “AD LDS resources”

Best Practices for AD DS Backup and Recovery

The AD DS domain/forest recovery is a very complex procedure that requires regular hands on and proper isolated recovery environment (hyper/V or vmware isolated LAN). AD DS forest recovery guidelines and procedures: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/planning-active-directory-forest-recovery%28WS.10%29.aspx Some best practices for backing up and recovering AD DS: Backup DNS integrated zone data: dnscmd /enumzones > C:\Script\AllZones.txt for /f %%aContinue reading “Best Practices for AD DS Backup and Recovery”

Backup and Recovery, Wbadmin resources

Reference technet article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754015.aspx Backup and recovery overview: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd979562%28v=ws.10%29.aspx Use the Wbadmin Backup Command Line Utility in Windows Server 2008: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd767786.aspx Wbadmin and bare-metal-restore: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2011/05/12/bare-metal-restore.aspx