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Automating Active Directory® Administration with Windows PowerShell® 2.0 by Laura E. Hunter, Ken St. Cyr

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Back Up Active Directory Data

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is a critical service that many other services rely on in an AD-centric network. It's crucial to plan for disasters and ensure proper and consistent backups. Doing so will assist you in preventing a minor issue from turning into a calamity, such as an accidental OU deletion.

Throughout the following pages, we'll discuss the proper steps to back up AD DS via PowerShell and command-line tools.

Back Up the Directory Database

Windows Server 2008 includes a new backup application called Windows Server Backup; NtBackup no longer exists. Windows Server Backup isn't installed by default and is a feature of Windows Server. Using PowerShell in Windows Server 2008 R2, you can install ...

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