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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

Creating a Windows Server 2008-based domain controller from a backup

This section describes how to create a Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2-based domain controller from a backup by using the Install from Media (IFM) feature of Windows and the Extract Wizard.

To create a domain controller, complete these steps:

Step 1: Create and extract a backup

  1. Create a backup of a Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2-based domain controller’s System State.

Make sure you select and back up all System State components. To create a backup, you can use the Backup Wizard.

  1. Start the Extract Wizard and follow the steps in the wizard.
  2. On the Backup Selection page, select the backup you created in step 1 of this procedure.
  3. On the Folder Selection page, specify the path to the folder where you want to place the extracted backup files.
  4. Follow the steps in the wizard to complete the extract operation.

Step 2: Use IFM to create a domain controller

  1. Make sure you install the Active Directory Domain Services server role on the Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer you want to designate as the new domain controller.
  2. On that computer, click Start, click Run, type dcpromo /adv, and press ENTER.
  3. On the initial page of the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard, make sure you select the Use advanced mode installation check box.
  4. Step through the wizard until you are on the Choose a Deployment Configuration page.
  5. Click Existing forest, and then click Add a domain controller to an existing domain.
  6. Click Next.
  7. On the Network Credentials page, specify the account credentials you want to use.
  8. Step through the wizard until you are on the Install from Media page.
  9. Click Replicate data from media at the following location, and then specify the location to which you extracted the backup in Step 1: Create and extract a backup.
  10. Step through the wizard to complete the domain controller creation operation.

Creating a Windows Server 2012-based domain controller from a backup

This section describes how to create a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2-based domain controller from a backup by using the Install from Media (IFM) feature of Windows and the Extract Wizard.

To create a domain controller, complete these steps:

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