Backup Data Preparation
This page enables you to view the progress of the backup extraction. To stop the unpack process, click Cancel. You can also have the wizard keep the extracted data for future use. When the Keep extracted data after completing the wizard check box is selected, the wizard saves the extracted DIT database in a temporary folder, so you can reuse this information for subsequent starts of the Online Restore Wizard or Group Policy Restore Wizard. The temporary folder is specified using the General tab of the Unpacked Backups Policy dialog box. When this check box is cleared, the extracted data is erased when you close the wizard. Because the unpacking process is a lengthy operation, you should not close the wizard unless you are sure that no additional objects need to be compared or restored within the current session.
AD LDS (ADAM) Access Options
This page allows you to specify the target AD LDS (ADAM) instance and account used to access that instance.
- Target AD LDS (ADAM) instance. Displays the name of the AD LDS (ADAM) instance for the restore operation. By default, the wizard uses the AD LDS (ADAM) instance from which the backup was created. To specify a different instance, click Browse, and then complete the Select AD LDS (ADAM) Instance dialog box.
- Browse. Opens the Select AD LDS (ADAM) Instance dialog box that allows you to select the target AD LDS (ADAM) instance for the restore operation.
- Port number. Displays the port number used by AD LDS (ADAM).
- Account used to access the AD LDS (ADAM) instance. Displays the user account used to access the target AD LDS (ADAM) instance. To specify a different account or a different AD LDS (ADAM) instance to connect to, click Change.
- Change. Opens the Connect to AD LDS (ADAM) dialog box that allows you to specify the target AD LDS (ADAM) instance and the user account used to connect to that instance.
Objects to Be Processed
Use this window to select AD LDS (ADAM) 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 do one of the following:
- On the shortcut menu, click Find and use the Find and Select Objects in Backup dialog box to search for objects in the backup. Under Search results, select objects by selecting check boxes next to object names.
- On the shortcut menu, click Browse and use the Browse and Select Object in Backup dialog box to browse the directory tree and select an object.
- On the shortcut menu, click Import and use the Open dialog box to locate and open the import file that contains distinguished names (DN) of the objects you want to add. Import files are text files that contain one DN per line. When preparing an import file for selecting objects, you must escape reserved characters by prefixing such characters with a backslash (\) in DN strings. The reserved characters that must be escaped include semicolon (;), right and left angle brackets (<, >), backslash (\), double quote (“), plus sign (+), comma (,), space or # character at the beginning of a string, and space character at the end of a string.
- When finished, click OK to close the dialog box.
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 displays only the attributes that have non-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 AD LDS (ADAM), 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 AD LDS (ADAM), if the object exists in AD LDS (ADAM).
Use this page to select the operation option, to specify whether to process the objects' child objects, and how to process object attributes.
- Operation option. In this area, you can use the following elements:
- Compare, analyze and, optionally, restore. Compares the selected objects with their counterparts in AD LDS (ADAM).
- Restore (skip compare analysis). Skips compare operation and restores the selected objects without creating and analyzing comparison reports.
- Restore the selected objects. Appears if you proceed to restore after performing the comparison. Restores objects selected in the Objects to Be Restored window.
- 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. Displays the Select Object Types dialog box that allows you to select the child object types to be processed.
- 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. Displays the Select Attributes to Be Processed dialog box that allows you to specify what object attributes the wizard will process.