Top 5 Pitfalls to Avoid with Bare-Metal Recovery for Active Directory

Date: Tuesday, July 30th at 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

Disaster recovery programs appreciate bare-metal recovery (BMR) for its promise of fast and convenient full system restores. Gone are the days of re-building servers from scratch. Now, entire servers, complete with operating system, applications, settings, and drivers, are restored with a few clicks. Of course, life is never that simple.

Despite the buzz of BMR, there are many underlying issues with the approach, particularly for recovery of Active Directory (AD). For starters, if domain controllers (DCs) are infected or disabled by a cyberattack, BMR can actually do more harm than good. That’s because BMR backups, like system state backups, contain boot files, executables, and other OS artifacts where malware can linger and re-infect restored DCs.

Considering that cyber disasters now inflict more business damage than natural disasters and strike more frequently, BMR is not the “failproof” approach that it hoped to be. Join Redmond Intelligence for a free, live webinar that details 5 of the most dangerous pitfalls of BMR for AD, and how to harden your DR processes to combat today’s emerging threats.
New cyber-first requirements for AD recovery:

  • Fully automate forest recovery
  • Prevent re-infection from BMR and system state backups
  • Restore to any hardware (virtual or physical)
  • Regain control of a compromised AD
  • Ensure the integrity of highly sensitive forests

About the presenters:

Gil Kirkpatrick, Chief Technology Officer at ViewDS

Gil Kirkpatrick is a 30-year veteran of the commercial software business, having designed or developed dozens of successful commercial software products. He is well known as the founder of the popular Directory Experts Conference, the only international conference focused on Microsoft Identity and Access technologies. Mr. Kirkpatrick is the author of the highly-regarded book Active Directory Programming, and is a frequent contributor to Windows IT Pro and TechNet magazines. In his current role as the Chief Technology Officer at ViewDS consults on various security, identity, and marketing projects, and speaks at technology seminars and conferences around the world. Mr. Kirkpatrick has received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for his work in the technology community each year since 2005.

Darren Mar-Elia, Head of Product at Semperis

A 14-year Cloud and Datacenter Microsoft MVP, Darren has a wealth of experience in Identity and Access Management and was the CTO and founder of SDM software, a provider of Microsoft systems management solutions. Prior to launching SDM, Darren held senior infrastructure architecture roles in Fortune 500 companies and was also the CTO of Quest Software. As a Microsoft MVP, Darren has contributed to numerous publications on Windows networks, Active Directory and Group Policy, and was a Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine for 20 years.

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Date: 07/30/2019

Time: 11:00am  PT

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