Restore Active Directory and Group Policy Changes with LepideAuditor
Occasionally, changes made to Active Directory or Group Policy can be unauthorized or unwanted. In these cases, administrators need to be able to restore the changes back to their original state as quickly as possible to mitigate the effects that these changes have on the organisation. With its proprietary backup snapshot technology, LepideAuditor lets you roll-back unwanted Active Directory and Group Policy changes with a few clicks using the Lepide Object Restore Wizard.
How We Help in Active Directory Object Restore
and Rollback Changes
Capture Backup Snapshots
LepideAuditor captures backup snapshots of Active Directory Objects and Group Policy Objects. These snapshots contain the states of such objects in the default, or a user-defined, folder. You can copy this backup data to an external drive for safety and can use it to restore in the future. A user can either create a schedule to capture backup snapshots at periodic intervals or capture a snapshot manually at any time.
Easily Roll Back Changes
Active Directory and Group Policy Audit reports display all changes made. With one click, you can roll back any selected change and it will be reversed in seconds. For example, if a user has been provided Administrative privileges by mistake, simply right-click on its audit entry and click “Restore Change”. The administrative privileges for that user will be revoked instantly.
Restore Objects from Tombstone State
Deleted objects are moved to what is known as “Tombstone State,” and the native process to recover from it is a cumbersome and time-consuming one. The potentially serious implications of some of these changes mean that a better process is necessary. The Lepide Object Restore Wizard provides you with an easier and quicker way of restoring such objects from their tombstone state.
Active Directory Object Restoration
It is next to impossible to recover a permanently deleted object that is neither in “Tombstone” nor “Logically Deleted” state. LepideAuditor lets you restore such objects from a previously captured snapshot from when that object existed. Once you start Lepide Object Restore Wizard and select a backup snapshot, it compares the current state of Active Directory Objects to the selected snapshot and shows all changes including creation, modification, deletion and renaming of all objects. You can select the changes you want to restore and proceed with the wizard. You can also restore deleted users, along with their passwords, in the same way.
Group Policy Object Restoration
Group Policies are used to configure policies for different purposes, including IT security. Any unauthorized or suspicious change needs to be restored as soon as possible. The Lepide Object Restore Wizard compares the current state of Group Policies with the state stored in the selected snapshot and displays all changes. You can restore the entire Group Policy Object to its original state with a few clicks.
Report from Backup Snapshots
Generating a report to determine what the past state of Active Directory or Group Policy was using native method is impossible. Using backup snapshots, LepideAuditor generates numerous security reports for Active Directory and State reports for both Active Directory and Group Policy Objects. These reports provide in-depth insights on the state of objects, permissions, audit settings and object ownership as per that moment when the selected snapshot was captured.
Lepide have been nominated in three categories in the 2018 Computing Security Awards: Cloud-Computing Solution of the Year, Security Solution of the Year and the Customer Service Award.
Computing Security Awards
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IT Security Guru
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Active Directory Lead
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I really enjoyed the way LepideAuditor performs to audit the changes made to Active Directory and Group Policy Objects. I will certainly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an easy-to-use third party auditor.
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Roberto Di Lello
LepideAuditor is an excellent auditing solution. Some key features of the solution are compliance reports, health monitoring, alerts/notifications and the backup/restore functionality.
LepideAuditor honored as Gold winner in the 12th Annual 2016 Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards® in ‘Auditing’
LepideAuditor is a solid product that will likely do a good job for anyone who wants to know what administrative actions are being taken in their organization.
LepideAuditor received a gold certification in data loss prevention.
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