Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory allows you to browse through the Active Directory databases and recover necessary objects and containers along with their attributes from the domain controller backup into production environment. While recovering objects, you do not have to fully restore and start the virtual machine hosting the domain controller. Instead, you can use Veeam Backup & Replication data recovery capabilities to obtain the necessary Active Directory database file and mount the virtualized DC backup to the local machine.
With Veeam Explorer, you can restore changed or deleted Active Directory objects and containers such as user records, groups, computers, account passwords for user, group or computer accounts, mail-enabled and mailbox-enabled users and groups reconnecting their mailboxes, hard-deleted items and Online Archive mailboxes, Organizational Units (OUs), Group Policy Objects (GPO), Configuration partition objects, and AD-integrated DNS records. For Active Directory Domain Services 2016, restore of DNS lookup zones and the expiration time for linked attributes is also supported.
Group Policy objects restore, AD-integrated DNS records and objects from the Configuration partition is supported in the Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions only.
Before start using Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory, make sure that you have read the following sections: