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Recovery Manager for AD Disaster Recovery Edition 10.0.1 - User Guide

Overview Backing up data
Permissions required for the Backup operation Managing Backup Agent Using a least-privileged user account to back up data Creating backups Retrying backup creation Enabling backup encryption Backing up AD LDS (ADAM) Backing up cross-domain group membership Backing up distributed file system (DFS) data Backup scheduling Setting performance options Setting advanced backup options Using Forest Recovery Agent Unpacking backups Using e-mail notification Viewing backup creation results Getting started
Permissions required to use Recovery Manager for Active Directory Recovery Manager Console Icons in the user interface Getting and using help Configuring Windows Firewall Using Computer Collections Managing Recovery Manager for Active Directory configuration Licensing
Restoring data
Getting started with Active Directory recovery Managing deleted or recycled objects Restoring backed up System State components Using granular online restore Restoring AD LDS (ADAM) Selectively restoring Active Directory object attributes Restoring objects in an application directory partition Restoring object quotas Restoring cross-domain group membership Performing a restore without having administrator privileges Reports about objects and operations Using complete offline restore Offline restore implications Restoring SYSVOL authoritatively Performing a granular restore of SYSVOL Recovering Group Policy Restoring data from third-party backups Using the Extract Wizard Restoring passwords and SID history
Fault tolerance Consolidating backup registration data Monitoring Recovery Manager for Active Directory Recovering an Active Directory forest
Permissions required to use Forest Recovery Console Forest Recovery Console Managing a recovery project Install Active Directory from Media recovery method Install Active Directory recovery method Managing Forest Recovery Agent Rebooting domain controllers manually Specifying fallback IP addresses to access a domain controller Resetting DSRM Administrator Password Purging Kerberos Tickets Managing the Global Catalog servers Managing FSMO roles Manage DNS Client Settings Configuring Windows Firewall Forest recovery overview Selectively recovering domains in a forest Recovering SYSVOL Deleting domains during recovery Resuming an interrupted forest recovery Recovering read-only domain controllers (RODCs) Checking forest health Collecting diagnostic data for technical support
Bare metal forest recovery Using Management Shell Creating virtual test environments Using Recovery Manager for Active Directory web interface Appendices
Frequently asked questions Best practices for creating backups for forest recovery Best practices for recovering a forest Descriptions of recovery or verification steps Backup Wizard Online Restore Wizard Online Restore Wizard for AD LDS (ADAM) Group Policy Restore Wizard Repair Wizard Extract Wizard Events generated by Recovery Manager for Active Directory

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

To do this Complete these steps
Search for objects in the backup
  1. On the menu, click Find.
  2. Use the dialog box that opens to search for object.
  3. Once your search completes, under Search results, select the check boxes next to the objects you want to add.
  4. Click OK.
Browse for and select an object
  1. On the menu, click Browse.
  2. Use the dialog box that opens to browse for and select the object you want to add.
  3. Click OK.
Import objects from an import file
  1. On the menu, click Import.
  2. Use the dialog box that opens to browse for and select the import file that specifies the objects you want to add.
  3. 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.

Operation Selection

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.

Processing Options

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.
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