New features in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012, Part 12: Virtualization-safe Active Directory

In organizations with different teams being responsible for Active Directory management and management of the virtualization/hypervisor layer, it is not uncommon to seriously damage contents in Active Directory with snapshots. Virtualization Admins can easily cripple Active Directory by reverting a snapshot of a virtual Active Directory Domain Controller, since Active Directory, currently, is not virtualization-aware.