Objects to Be Processed
Use this page to select Active Directory objects to be processed.
- Objects. Lists the objects the wizard will process. The Name column displays the object’s distinguished name.
- Add. Adds objects to the Objects list. Click this button, and then, on the shortcut menu, click Find, Browse, or Import to specify the objects you want to add.
- Remove. Removes selected objects from the Objects list.
- Properties. Displays the Properties dialog box, allowing you to view the attribute values of objects you select from the Objects list.
To add objects to the Objects list
- Click Add, and then complete the steps related to the action you want to perform:
Table 42: Adding objects to the Object list
|Search for objects in the backup
- On the menu, click Find.
- Use the dialog box that opens to search for object.
- Once your search completes, under Search results, select the check boxes next to the objects you want to add.
- Click OK.
|Browse for and select an object
- On the menu, click Browse.
- Use the dialog box that opens to browse for and select the object you want to add.
- Click OK.
|Import objects from an import file
- On the menu, click Import.
- Use the dialog box that opens to browse for and select the import file that specifies the objects you want to add.
- Click OK.
The import file must have the .txt format. You can specify one object per line in the import file. To specify an object in the file, use one of the following:
- Distinguished name (DN)
- sAMAccountName attribute value
- User principal name (UPN)
- Logon name
When preparing an import file, you must escape reserved characters by prefixing such characters with a backslash (\). The reserved characters that must be escaped include:
- ; < > \ " + ,
- space or # character at the beginning of a string
- space character at the end of a string
Other reserved characters, such as the equals sign (=) or non- UTF-8 characters, must be encoded in hexadecimal by replacing the character with a backslash followed by two hex digits.
To view values of the object attributes
- Select an object from the Objects list, and then click Properties.
The wizard displays the Properties dialog box. The Attributes box inside the Properties dialog box lists attributes of the selected object and displays the values each attribute has in the backup and in Active Directory. The elements of the Properties dialog box are defined as follows:
- Show changed attributes only. When selected, the Attributes list displays only the attributes that have been changed since the time the backup was created.
- Show all possible attributes. When selected, the Attributes list displays all possible attributes of the selected object.
- Include attributes with empty values. When selected, the Attributes list includes the attributes that have empty values.
In the Attributes list, each entry includes the following fields:
- Attribute. Displays the LDAP display name of an attribute. When the value in the backup differs from the value in Active Directory, the attribute is labeled with a red exclamation sign icon. Otherwise, it is labeled with a green tick icon.
- Value in Backup. Displays the value the attribute has in the backup.
- Value in Active Directory. Displays the value the attribute has in Active Directory, if the object exists in Active Directory.
Use this page to specify what you want to do with the objects you selected.
- Compare, analyze, and, optionally, restore. With this option, the wizard performs per-attribute comparison of selected objects between a backup and Active Directory, and allows you to proceed to the object restore.
- Restore (skip compare analysis). This option allows you to proceed to the restore of the objects specified on the previous page of the wizard.
Use this page to specify whether to process the objects' child objects and how to process object attributes.
- Child objects processing. In this area, you can use the following elements:
- Process no child objects. Processes only the selected objects.
- Process all child objects. Processes the selected objects and all their child objects.
- Process child objects of selected types. Processes the selected objects and their child objects of the types you specify using the Select Object Types button.
- Select Object Types. Allows you to select the child object types to be processed. For more information, see Select Object Types.
- Attribute-level processing. In this area, you can use the following elements:
- Process all attributes. Processes all object attributes. When performing a restore with this option, the wizard only restores the attributes that were modified since the backup time. The wizard does not affect other attributes.
- Process selected attributes. Processes selected object attributes. Use the Select Attributes button to specify the attributes to be processed. You can process selected attributes only if child objects are not selected for processing.
- Select Attributes. Allows you to specify what object attributes the wizard will process. From more information, see Select Attributes to Be Processed.
Select Object Types
The Select Object Types dialog box enables you to specify types of child objects you want the wizard to process.
- Object types. Lists types of the child objects for the selected container. In the list, select the check boxes next to the object types you want the wizard to process. When finished, click OK.
- Show all object types. When selected, causes the Object types list to display the advanced object types.