Active Directory Forest Recovery Guide
Applies To: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, Windows Server 2003
This guide contains best-practice recommendations for recovering an Active Directory® forest if forest-wide failure renders all domain controllers (DCs) in the forest incapable of functioning normally. The steps it contains serve as a template for your forest recovery plan, which you can customize for your particular environment. These steps apply to DCs that run Microsoft® Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, and 2003 operating systems.
Procedures that are unique for DCs that run Windows Server 2003 are consolidated in AD Forest Recovery Windows Server 2003.
Steps outlined in this guide
- AD Forest Recovery - Prerequisites
- AD Forest Recovery - Devising a custom forest recovery plan
- AD Forest Recovery - Steps for Recovery
- AD Forest Recovery - Identify the problem
- AD Forest Recovery - Determine how to recover
- AD Forest Recovery - Perform initial recovery
- AD Forest Recovery - Procedures
- AD Forest Recovery - Frequently Asked Questions
- AD Forest Recovery - Recovering a Single Domain within a Multidomain Forest
- AD Forest Recovery - Virtualization
- AD Forest Recovery - Forest Recovery with Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers
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