Backup Snapshots and Restore

Get quick restoration of the state of objects in Active Directory and Group Policies to minimize end user disruption

LepideAuditor allows generating snapshots of the Active Directory and Group Policy, so that, you can restore the state of AD and Group Policy objects to a previously desired state. Simply browse the snapshots, identify the unwanted changes made in Active Directory or Group Policies and rollback them using Lepide Object Restore Wizard. Get freedom from hours of fanatic efforts to find and reverse disastrous changes in Active Directory.

Why it is important to use Snapshots?

One wrong change in security group membership, accidental deletion of an OU or a crucial object, or any unwanted change in Security or Login Group Policies can create havoc in any organization. Since, all these changes are associated with Active Directory and Group Policies; the administrators must always stay attentive and watchful to critical changes. Any disastrous change often results in hours of and sometimes even days of stressful efforts from administrators. It is important to detect such changes and rollback them at the earliest. For this, the user needs access to information like who, when, where made the changes and what was the object status prior to these changes.

How LepideAuditor helps you to streamline control over Active Directory and Group Policy?

It gives you the option to take periodic snapshots of Active Directory and Group Policy Objects. These snapshots help the administrator in easily identifying the changes made at the server and facilitate him in easily reversing critical or all the changes made in Active Directory or Group Policies. Thus, it provides the administrator with a reliable option to recover the modified or deleted AD or Group Policy objects and their attributes from backup snapshots.

  • Restore State of AD Objects using Snapshots: Take regular snapshots; pick any snapshot to compare the current status with it and rollback undesirable changes selectively within minutes. You can also restore a single object state by simply right clicking on the modified object and choose to restore to previous state.
  • Restore State of Group Policy Objects using Snapshots: Like Active Directory, the backup snapshots also store the state of all Group Policy Objects at a server. The administrator can pick any snapshot, compare the saved state with the current state of Group Policies, select the modifications to be restored, and do a single click to restore the modified/deleted objects, settings, or setting paths of Group Policies.
  • Restore from Tombstone: Those objects are referred as tombstone objects, which have been erased from the Active Directory environment. LepideAuditor also has a snapshot-independent feature called 'Restore from Tombstone'. Even if you've installed LepideAuditor - Active Directory for the very first time or the software doesn’t have any snapshots, still it has the capability to restore the deleted objects.
  • Real-time Alerts: Configure automatic alerts to be sent out to the specified person as soon as any undesirable change occurs. Minimize detection time and avoid the need to go through Active Directory security logs.

Benefits of Snapshot Restoration:

  • Have full control over your server environment (both Active Directory and Group Policies) with the ability to rollback changes without using native tools.
  • Minimize the reaction time by quick reversal of unwanted changes.
  • Take regular snapshots and use them to restore the object state to any particular state in the past.
  • Protect AD and Group Policy objects against malicious changes and maintain server stability.
  • Enjoy freedom from reliance on native Active Directory Recycle Bin.
  • Restore the AD objects from the tombstone mode even when no previous snapshots exist.
  • Hands-on ability to rollback changes, prevents unplanned outage and security breaches.

In addition to continuous tracking of all changes in Active Directory and Group Policy Objects, LepideAuditor Suite also provides you unmatched power with its object state restoration feature. Effective monitoring of changes and quick restoration of services in Active Directory and Group Policies is pivotal in minimizing end user disruption in order to deliver a good working environment.