Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition – 8.5.1 release is out

Dell Software released Version 8.5.1 of Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition.

The new release ships with multiple new features which were requested by many customers for a Long time:

Building virtual test environments
In the past the clone wizard provided only limited capabilities to build a test lab on base of our production Active Directory. Now the built-in logic of the Forest Recovery is used to create virtual lab to mirror an existing Active Directory.
The program component Active Directory Virtualization Lab works with MS System Center Virtual Machine Manager, VMWare ESX and VMWare vCenter.

Active Directory management capabilities
The tool now helps to manage Global catalog functionality and FSMO roles throughout your Forest’s domain controller infrastructure

Web Interface

The new Web Interface for Recovery Manager for Active Directory allows you to distribute the tool’s frontend much more easily

Support for BitLocker Drive Encryption when recovering Domain Controllers
If BitLocker is enabled on the domain controllers to be recovered, the tool will take care to disable BitLocker before starting recovery and to enable afterwards.

Enhanced Management Shell
Release 8.5.1 also ships with new Powershell commandlets to manage RMAD activities by script:
Expand-RMADBackup extracts the content of a backup file to a location you can select (same functionality as Extract Wizard from GUI)
Remove-RMADUnpackedComponent cleans up unpacked data from former restore operations
Remove-RMADCollectionItem removes items from a specific computer collection.

With Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition (RMAD FE) 8.5.1 you can restore Domain Controllers running the following OS Versions:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (including Server Core installation)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 without Service Pack or with Service Pack 1 (including Server Core installation)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 (including Server Core installation)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 without Service Pack or with Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 without Service Pack or with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2

You can install Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition 8.5.1 on the following platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 without Service Pack or with Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows 7 without Service Pack or with Service Pack 1
  • possible but not recommended:
    Microsoft Windows Vista with Service Pack 2
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 with Service Pack 2
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2
    Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3

You can view all additional Information on the DELL Website here.

If you need assistance in deploying the Software and set up an Active Directory Forest Recovery plan with this tool, please get in contact here.

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