The Forest Recovery Console menu bar has the following buttons:
File - This is the main control for creating new projects; opening an existing project; saving your project or exiting Forest Recovery Console. For more information, see Managing a recovery project..
View - View the Recovery Plan; view a report of the recovery or recovery verification; export the results to XML or HTML file. For more information, see Viewing recovery plan.
Action - Perform verification of settings; selected DCs; start, continue or cancel the recovery; schedule the verify; set backup criteria; configure alerts and malware remediation. For more information, see Verifying recovery project settings and Advanced Actions tab.
Tools - Contains numerous tools available for the project such as update the project with AD changes; connect via RDP to a system; diagnose; fault tolerance; console configuration backup and others. For more information on some of these tools, see Updating a recovery project, Checking forest health, Managing Forest Recovery Agent and Console Configuration Backup and Restore.
Help - Opens the help and provides information about the Forest Recovery Console.
The Forest Recovery Console toolbar has the following buttons:
Verify Settings - Collects and saves the information to be used for recovery from all domain controllers in the recovery project. Then, checks the project’s recovery settings against the collected information to provide you information about any inconsistencies. For more information, see Verifying recovery project settings.
Start Recovery - Starts the recovery operation on the current recovery project.
Continue Recovery - Resumes the recovery operation that was automatically suspended at a certain stage. For example, Recovery Manager for Active Directory may suspend the forest recovery operation to prompt you for an action. The recovery may also be automatically suspended if the restore of a domain controller fails. For more information, see Handling failed domain controllers.
Cancel - Cancels the currently running recovery or verify settings operation.
Backup Criteria - Allows you to specify backup selection criteria to automatically select a backup file for each domain controller you want to restore from backup. For more information, see Selecting backups for recovery.
Advanced Actions - Allows you to create pauses in the current project. For more information, see Advanced Actions.
Configure Alerts - Allows you to create, modify, or delete recovery alerts in the current project. For more information, see Using recovery alerts.
Schedule Verify - Allows you to create, modify or remove a schedule for the verify settings operation.
This area provides some basic information about the current recovery project, such as the Active® Directory forest name and the number of domains and domain controllers in the forest. For a diagram that illustrates the Forest Recovery Console elements, see Forest Recovery Console.
When you are running a recovery or verify settings operation, the Project Summary area provides the following elements:
This area provides a list of all domain controllers in the current recovery project along with some basic information about each domain controller, such as domain controller name, domain, site, FSMO roles, specified recovery method, recovery pause status, and currently selected backup (if any) and its age.
You can use the list of domain controllers to perform a number of commands on the domain controllers in the recovery project.
For a diagram that illustrates the Forest Recovery Console elements, see Forest Recovery Console.
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