Top 10 Active Directory Tune-up Tips - Slide 4

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Plan, document and test a strategy for Active Directory backups and disaster recovery. Prepare for the storms.

When disaster strikes, your chances of making a successful recovery will increase exponentially if you have planned ahead and created a solid disaster recovery (DR) strategy. A good DR methodology should include, but should not be limited to, a backup and restore process to recover granular attribute information or entire domain controllers. In addition, your plan should also test and include details to recover the entire AD forest, in the event that all DCs become collectively unavailable. A solid, tested and proven DR strategy plan can make all the difference in providing a clear path for recovery.

In this slideshow, Azaleos identifies tips focusing on Active Directory improvements. They have collected the following best practices from their network operations centers for making Active Directory run more smoothly in 2012. These tips cover a lot of ground, from consolidation down to smaller items, such as using the new recycle bin feature. Start small and tackle each of these items gradually. This will enable you to stay current with required fixes, while monitoring the health, performance and functionality of your AD enterprise for smooth sailing into the new year.

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