You can configure Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition to automatically run your custom scripts on the Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition computer before, after, or during the recovery operation.
Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition is supplied with a Microsoft Windows Script (.wsf) file serving as a template where you can insert your custom scripts written in the VBScript or JScript language. The file name is ConsoleSideScripting.wsf, and you can find it in the Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition installation folder (by default, this is %ProgramFiles%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition).
The .wsf file has a number of XML elements where you can insert your scripts. Each XML element in the .wsf file provides a description explaining when the script inserted that element will run. Depending on where you inserted your script, it will run:
To configure Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition to automatically run your scripts
To recover your Active Directory forest
For more information, see Opening a recovery project.
For more information on how to select backups for the recovery, see Selecting backups for recovery.
For more information, see Specifying recovery project settings.
For more information about forest recovery methods, see Forest recovery methods.
Important: Before starting a forest recovery, the settings verification must be successfully passed. For more information, see Verifying recovery project settings.
While performing a forest recovery operation, you can use the Forest Recovery Console to monitor the recovery progress of each domain controller in the project.
To view the recovery progress for a domain controller
Before you start recovering your Active Directory forest, you can generate and view a recovery plan for the recovery project. The recovery plan reflects the settings specified in your recovery project. For example, you can generate and view the recovery plan after making some changes to the recovery project settings to identify whether these changes will have the effect you want.
Recovery project plan shows the details of each Active Directory domain and site included in your recovery project, such as the total number of domain controllers, the number of domain controllers to be recovered, and the number of domain controllers to be removed from Active Directory during the recovery.
For each domain controller, the recovery plan shows the following:
To view recovery plan
To view detailed information about a particular recovery method (that is, the recovery stages and steps the related domain controllers will go through), click the name of that method.
You can use the toolbar in the report window to print or export the recovery plan to a preferred format.