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Mastering Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 by Byron Hynes, Wendy Henry, Aidan Finn, Darril Gibson, Mark Minasi

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Chapter 18. Windows Server 2008 R2 and Active Directory Backup and Maintenance

Backup and recovery are familiar tasks to most server administrators. Protecting data and applications is important enough, but recovering your Active Directory can be even more vital to continued operations.

In this chapter, we cover the various types of backup and recovery available in Windows Server 2008 R2 as well as describe how they apply to Active Directory. You will also learn about an exciting new feature in Active Directory that will help you recover deleted objects without relying on backups, the Active Directory Recycle Bin.

In addition, we'll describe Active Directory maintenance, such as the ability to stop and restart Active Directory without having to ...

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