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Recovery Manager for AD Disaster Recovery Edition 10.2.2 - User Guide

Overview Getting started
Permissions required to use Recovery Manager for Active Directory Recovery Manager Console Getting and using help Configuring Windows Firewall Using Computer Collections Cloud Storage Secure Storage Server Hybrid Recovery with On Demand Recovery Managing Recovery Manager for Active Directory configuration Licensing
Backing up data
Permissions required for the Backup operation Managing Backup Agent Using a least-privileged user account to back up data Using Managed Service Accounts Active Directory backups vs Windows System State backups Creating BMR and Active Directory backups Using the Backup Wizard 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
Restoring data
Getting started with Active Directory recovery Managing deleted or recycled objects Restoring backed up Active Directory components Integration with Change Auditor for Active Directory 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
Full Replication Consolidating backup registration data Monitoring Recovery Manager for Active Directory Recovering an Active Directory forest
Forest recovery overview Deploying Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition (Disaster Recovery Edition) Permissions required to use Forest Recovery Console Forest Recovery Console Managing a recovery project Recovery methods Phased recovery Managing Forest Recovery Agent Rebooting domain controllers manually Resetting DSRM Administrator Password Purging Kerberos Tickets Managing the Global Catalog servers Managing FSMO roles Manage DNS Client Settings Configuring Windows Firewall Developing a custom forest recovery plan Backing up domain controllers Assigning a preferred DNS server during recovery Handling DNS servers during recovery Forest recovery approaches Deciding which backups to use Running custom scripts while recovering a forest Overview of steps to recover a forest Viewing forest recovery progress Viewing recovery plan Viewing a report about forest recovery or verify settings operation Handling failed domain controllers Adding a domain controller to a running recovery operation 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
Restore Active Directory on Clean OS method Bare metal forest recovery Using Management Shell Creating virtual test environments Appendices
Frequently asked questions Best practices for using Computer Collections Technical characteristics Best practices for creating backups Best practices for creating backups for forest recovery Best practices for recovering a forest Descriptions of recovery or verification steps Ports Used by Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition (Disaster Recovery Edition) 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

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. If you choose to assign a static IP address for the server, and choose to have the DNS obtained automatically, the Active Directory Virtual Lab assigns the correct DNS server IP address and updates the required DNS Forwarder and DNS Zone Delegation with the correct DNS server IP address.

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.

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This section describes the various aspects you should consider before creating a new virtual test environment or opening an existing virtual lab project.

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