Join Ed Liberman for an in-depth discussion in this video Configure Active Directory snapshots, part of Windows Server 2012 R2: Configure and Manage Active Directory.
- A good backup and recovery system is vital…to the integrity of your Active Directory infrastructure.…But sometimes, when data is lost,…we aren't necessarily sure where and or when…to go recover it from.…This is where Active Directory snapshots can come in handy.…Now to demonstrate how this works, we need to go…into one of our domain controllers.…So I'm going to select DC-1.…Here on DC-1, the utility that we need to use…is a commandline tool called Ntdsutil.…
So I'm going to go down here and open up PowerShell…because we typically, in Windows Server 2012,…use PowerShell even when working with commandline tools.…So we're going to type in Ntdsutil.…You'll notice that this takes us to a special…Ntdsutil prompt because this is an interactive utility.…And once in the utility, the component of this utility…we want to enter is snapshot.…It kind of makes sense if we're working…with Active Directory snapshots.…You'll see that this takes us to a snapshot prompt…where I'm going to simply hit question mark…to show you all the different commands that are available.…
Ed Liberman shows how to configure service authentication, domain controllers, and account policies, and maintain Active Directory so that it remains stable and secure. He'll cover virtualizing domain controllers, Active Directory backup and recovery, password policy management, and Kerberos policies and delegation.
- Installing read-only domain controllers
- Configuring virtual domain controllers
- Backing up Active Directory
- Recovering Active Directory
- Configuring account policies: password, lockout, and Kerberos
- Configuring service accounts
- Managing service accounts