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NetVault Plug-in for Microsoft 365 13.1 - User Guide

Target audience

This guide is intended for users who are responsible for the backup and recovery of Microsoft 365. Familiarity with Microsoft 365 administration is assumed. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft 365 is useful for defining an efficient backup-and-recovery strategy.

Recommended additional reading

Quest recommends that you have the following Microsoft 365 documentation available for reference when setting up and using this plug-in: and

The following documentation is also available:

Quest NetVault Installation Guide: This guide provides details on installing the NetVault Server and Client software.
Quest NetVault Administrator’s Guide: This guide explains how to use NetVault and describes the functionality common to all plug-ins.
Quest NetVault CLI Reference Guide: This guide provides a description of the command-line utilities.

You can download these guides from

Installing and removing the plug-in

Installation prerequisites

You can install the plug-in on any pure 64‑bit Windows Server-based NetVault Server or Client that supports the Microsoft .NET Framework, version 4.7.2 or later.

Verify that Microsoft .NET Framework is installed: The server that you use must support version 4.7.2 or later of the .NET Framework.
Install NetVault Server or Client software: At a minimum, the NetVault Client software must be installed on the server. For instructions on installing the NetVault Server or Client software, see the Quest NetVault Installation Guide.
Ensure that the server or client has access to a high level of internet bandwidth: Because the data that is backed up resides on a cloud-based server and is downloaded to local storage media, Quest recommends that you install the plug-in on a client or server that has high internet bandwidth.

The following limitations should be considered when installing Plug‑in for Microsoft 365 for the purpose of backing up and restoring Azure AD and SharePoint Online content.

For Azure AD:

For SharePoint Online:

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