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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

Active Directory tab

If the source computer is a domain controller, this area provides the following elements:

  • FSMO Roles. Allows you to configure FSMO roles for the virtual machine to be created. To add new FSMO roles, select the check boxes next to those roles.
  • Global Catalog. Select the check box in this option if you want the virtual machine to act as a Global Catalog server in the virtual test environment.

Events tab

View the events generated by the Active Directory Virtual Lab for the source computer selected in the List of Source Computers.

Virtual lab project default settings

Each virtual lab project has a number of default settings. Initially, you configure these settings in the wizard that helps you create new virtual lab project. For each virtual lab project, you can view or modify these default project settings.

To view or modify the default project settings

  1. In the Active Directory Virtual Lab console, open the virtual lab project whose settings you want to modify.
  2. From the main menu, select Tools | Project Settings.

In the dialog box that opens, use the following tabs:

  • Source Forest. View or change access credentials for connecting to the source Active Directory forest from which to create your virtual test environment.
  • Virtualization. View or change access credentials for connecting to the third-party virtualization software with which to create virtual machines in your virtual test environment.
  • Host. View or change the virtual host and storage where to place the target virtual machines. You can also view the amount of space available in the currently selected storage.
  • Hardware. View or change the default parameters for creating target virtual machines, such as the number of processors, amount of RAM, number of network adapters, and network settings.

Default parameters set on the Host and Hardware tabs are used to populate options in the Virtual machine creation settings and events area for each new source computer you add to the virtual lab project.

How to create a virtual test environment

This section lists considerations, precautions, and provides step-by-step instructions for creating a new virtual test environment.

In this section:

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