Restoring AD Objects

This operation helps in restoring the AD object back to its state before deletion or modification. To restore any AD object,

  1. Click on 'Restore' tab.
  2. Specify the domain name where the object should be searched.
  3. Specify the OUs to search by clicking on 'Add/Remove OUs' option. From the listed OUs, make your selection.
  4. Specify the time period within which the object was modified. Once the time period is specified, the number of backups made within this period is shown in the right side. You can click on the link and the pop-up will open the list of backups made. Uncheck any of the backup if needed. Save the selection after modifying.
  5. Type the name of the modified object and choose the value from the instant option listed. If you are not sure of the name, then you can make use of the filters like 'Contains, Starts With, Ends With, Equals'.
  6. Hit the 'Search' button. A list of backed up AD objects for the selected period is presented.
  7. For every object listed, upon mouse over - two views, 'Simple View' and 'Compare view', are offered, which makes it easy for you to choose object attributes to restore.

Simple View

The simple view is the default view and displays all the available versions of changes made to an object for the chosen period. You can either choose to restore a version wholly or selectively restore particular attribute(s) from a version.

Compare View

In this comparative view, the current value of an object's attribute is compared with all its previous values, so that you can pick the best to restore.

  1. Click on the 'Restore' button. Preview the current value and the value to be restored. If it is correct, click on the 'Restore' option. Else click on the 'Reset' option to reset the values.