This operation helps in restoring the AD object back to its state before deletion or modification. To restore any AD object,
- Click on 'Restore' tab.
- Specify the domain name where the object should be searched.
- Specify the OUs to search by clicking on 'Add/Remove OUs' option. From the listed OUs, make your selection.
- 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.
- 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'.
- Hit the 'Search' button. A list of backed up AD objects for the selected period is presented.
- 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.
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.
- Clicking on the simple view collapsible icon displays the versions of changes and the corresponding timestamp.
- Further clicking on the number of changes shows in detail the attribute name, the backed up value and the current value of the attribute. Note that the current value is
the value of the attribute updated from Active Directory from the previous backup operation.
- You can choose to revert to any version of your choice by clicking on the icon adjacent to the date & timestamp of the change. You can either restore the entire version of attribute changes or selectively restore a few.
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.
- Click on the compare view collapsible icon
- On the left pane of this view, all the current values of object attributes are listed. The right pane gives the change history showing all the previous values.
- 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.