Active Directory is one of the most critical components of your infrastructure.  If it goes down, your network is rendered useless. Therefore, to ensure business continuity and compliance, you need to have a solid backup and recovery plan in place for Active Directory.

Now, you may already have a plan (after all, TechNet Magazine has stressed the importance of this in the past).  But guess what--with the release of Windows Server 2008 and the new Windows Server Backup utility, you'll find many changes and enhancements to backing up. So Gil Kirkpatrick is back with an in-depth guide to backing up and restoring Active Directory in the new server OS.