The new Active Directory usage landscape has introduced greater complexity to the enterprise IT environment, raising the risk
of AD disasters tied to human error and cyberattack. More and more frequently, attackers are using Active Directory as an attack vector to compromise enterprises and, in some severe cases, wiping out the entire IT environment.

Depending on the size of the forest, and the source of AD failure, restoring Active Directory can take days or more, rendering businesses nonfunctional during the recovery process. This white paper examines the complexity of Active Directory recovery, outlines potential Active Directory failures and solutions, and proves the necessity for an Active Directory Disaster Recovery plan.