You can use this tab to view progress of the recovery stages and steps applicable to the domain controller selected in the list. To view more information about a recovery step on this tab, point to that step, and then point to the question mark displayed next to it.
You can copy the information displayed on the Progress tab to the Clipboard and then paste it to another application (for example, a Microsoft Office Word file). To do so, point to the Progress tab, and then click the Copy button in the upper right corner of the tab. This copies all the information displayed on the Progress tab, including the current status of each recovery stage and step and any error messages displayed on the tab.
You can use this tab to view recovery events related to the entire Active Directory forest, specific domain controllers, or both these categories of recovery events.
On this tab, you can use the following elements:
Show - Select a category of recovery events to view:
Forest-wide events. Shows recovery events related to the entire Active Directory forest.
Events for selected DCs. Shows recovery events related to the domain controllers selected in the list.
All events. Shows forest-wide events and events related to the domain controllers selected in the list.
Copy - Copies events in the list to Clipboard.
Save - Allows you to export events in the list to one of the following formats:
Text (Tab delimited) (*.txt)
CSV (Comma delimited) (*.csv)
You can change a number of advanced settings of the Forest Recovery Console. To do so, you need to modify the FRConsoleSettings.xml file that stores these advanced settings. You can find this file in the Recovery Manager for Active Directory installation folder (by default, this is %ProgramFiles%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory).
The changes you make in the FRConsoleSettings.xml file become effective right after you save the file. You do not need to restart the Forest Recovery Console.
The FRConsoleSettings.xml file includes the following XML elements you can modify:
Enables or disables skipping the files that are identical on the domain controller and in the backup during restore operations. This element can take one of the following values:
TRUE. Enables skipping the files.
FALSE. Disables skipping the files.
Sets the length (in characters) for the passwords automatically generated by Recovery Manager for Active Directory.
Allows you to specify what symbols you want to use in the passwords automatically generated by Recovery Manager for Active Directory.
This element can take the following values:
Latin. Specifies to use English letters.
Number. Specifies to use Arabic numerals.
Upper. Specifies to use uppercase English letters.
Lower. Specifies to use lowercase English letters.
All. Specifies to use all of the above-listed characters.
You can specify multiple values in this element. When specifying multiple values, use a pipe (|) as a separator.
Latin | Number | Upper | Lower
Specifies the maximum age (in days) of the backups to be displayed on the GUI. Backups whose age exceeds the specified value will not be displayed.
Do not change the value in this element. This element is for internal use only.
Enables or disables the Recovery Persistence feature. This element can take one of the following values:
TRUE. Enables the Recovery Persistence feature.
FALSE. Disables the Recovery Persistence feature.
Sets the maximum number of days between the updates of a recovery project. When the specified value is exceeded for a project, the Forest Recovery Console displays a warning.
Sets a timeout for the DNS server search operation performed during a forest or domain recovery. Use the format hh:mm:ss.
Specifies the default location on the Forest Recovery Console computer for storing diagnostic data gathered with the Diagnostic Data Collector.
Sets the global catalog partition occupancy level value to be used when advertising a rebuilt GC fast.
This element can take one of the following values:
0. No occupancy requirement.
1. At least one read-only partition in site added by Knowledge Consistency Checker.
2. At least one partition in site fully synchronized.
3. All read-only partitions in site added by Knowledge Consistency Checker, at least one synchronized.
4. All partitions in site fully synchronized.
5. All read-only partitions in forest added by the Knowledge Consistency Checker, at least one synchronized.
6. All partitions in forest fully synchronized.
If this parameter is set to FALSE, the Adjust to Active Directory changes operation will not call the "Remove lingering objects" command of the Repadmin tool.
If this parameter is set to FALSE, the Adjust to Active Directory changes operation will not call the "Unhost/Rehost" commands of the Repadmin tool.
Allows you to restrict the number of Forest Recovery Console instances that can be run simultaneously on this computer.
This element can take one of the following values:
TRUE. Only one instance of Forest Recovery Console can be run at a time.
FALSE. The number of Forest Recovery Console instances that can be run simultaneously is unlimited.
Limits the number of automatically selected DNS servers for domain controller DNS client settings.
Specifies the value by which to raise the number of available RID pools.
If necessary, you can revert to the default values in the FRConsoleSettings.xml file.
Delete the FRConsoleSettings.xml file.
Restart the Forest Recovery Console on the computer on which you deleted the file in step 1.
Recovery Manager for Active Directory recreates the FRConsoleSettings.xml file and assigns default values to the elements in the file.
A recovery project is where you manage the recovery of the entire Active Directory forest or specific domains. Each recovery project contains a list of domain controllers to be recovered and their recovery settings, such as recovery method and access credentials. You can specify individual recovery settings for each domain controller in a recovery project. A recovery project also has a number of project-specific settings you can modify.
Each recovery project is saved to an individual project (.frproj) file. A project (.frproj) file holds information about the contents and settings of the project and the recovery settings specified for the DCs in the project.
You can perform sequential recovery against multiple forests (each forest in a separate project file) from a single Forest Recovery Console. Parallel recovery is possible only if you use several instances of Forest Recovery Console on separate machines.
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