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Recovery Manager for AD Forest Edition 10.0.1 - Deployment Guide

Permissions required to access the SQL reporting database

The table below lists the minimum user account permissions required to access the SQL reporting database.

Table 4: Minimum permissions

Task Minimum permissions
To access the SQL reporting database

To access the SQL reporting database (%ProgramData%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory\DBReporting\RecoveryManager-Reporting-<host name>), the account must be assigned to db_datareader, db_datawriter roles and have rights to execute all the usp_* procedures, as follows:

  • usp_GetSummaryReportBody
  • usp_GetSessionErrors
  • usp_GetReportsList
  • usp_GetReportsHeader
  • usp_GetReportBody
  • usp_GetReplicationHistory
  • usp_GetOptionalObjects
  • usp_GetOptionalAttributes
  • usp_GetObjectChildren
  • usp_GetObjectAttributes
  • usp_GetAllObjects
  • usp_GetAllChildObjects
  • usp_GetAllAttributes

Installing Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition

This section describes how to install and configure the application components (the Forest Recovery Console and Forest Recovery Agent).

The following diagram shows the Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition deployment:


Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition is designed to ensure intuitive operation and close integration with the Windows operating system.

Using the Setup Wizard

To install Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition using the Setup Wizard

  1. Run the file Autorun.exe, located in the root folder of the Recovery Manager for Active Directory installation CD.
  2. In the Autorun window, click Setup, and then click Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition.
  3. Follow the instructions in the Setup Wizard.
  4. On the User Information page, click Licenses. In the License Status dialog box, click Browse License to locate and open the license key file you want to use.
  5. Follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the installation.

Performing a silent installation

A silent (or unattended) installation of Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition does not require any user interaction. With this method, you specify the Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition installation parameters at a command prompt before running the installation.

Note: You can only perform a silent installation ofRecovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition when all of the following conditions are true:

  • One of the Microsoft SQL Server versions listed in the System Requirements section in the Release Notes is accessible from the computer where you plan to install Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition.
  • One of the Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services versions listed in the System Requirements section in the Release Notes is accessible from the computer where you plan to install Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition or Quest Reports Viewer is installed on that computer.

To perform a silent installation of Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition

  • Enter the following syntax at a command prompt:

Msiexec /i "<Path to the Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition installation CD> \Setup\Rmadfe.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\<InstanceName>"

The table below describes the parameters you can use to perform a silent installation of Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition.

Important: When specifying the folder to be used as the default location for backup files (.bkf), make sure that the volume hosting the specified default backup storage folder has enough disk space. The backup files could reach several hundred megabytes in size.

Table 5: Silent installation parameters

Parameter Description Example
SQLSERVER

Specifies the name and instance of a local or remote SQL Server to store Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition data.

This is a required parameter.

Msiexec /i "E:\Setup\Rmadfe.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\ <InstanceName>"
SQLDBNAME_REPORTING

Specifies an existing or new database to store Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition report data. This database resides in the SQL Server instance defined in the SQLSERVER parameter.

If you specify a database that does not exist, it will be created.

If the SQLDBNAME_REPORTING parameter is omitted, a new database with the following name is created and used: RecoveryManager-Reporting- <name of the Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition computer>

Msiexec /i "E:\Setup\Rmadfe.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\ <InstanceName>" SQLDBNAME_REPORTING= "<DatabaseName>"
INSTALLDIR

Specifies the Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition installation folder. If this parameter is omitted, the following default folder is used:

%ProgramFiles%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition

Msiexec /i "E:\Setup\Rmadfe.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\ <InstanceName>" INSTALLDIR="<PathToInstallationFolder>
BACKUP_PATH

Specifies the location where Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition will store Active Directory backups.

If this parameter is omitted, the backups are stored in %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory\Backups

Msiexec /i "E:\Setup\Rmadfe.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\ <InstanceName>" BACKUP_PATH="<PathToStoreADBackups>"
SQLAUTHENTICATION

Specifies the SQL Server authentication method. You can use one of the following values:

  • 0. Specifies to use Windows authentication credentials of the current user account.
  • 1. Specifies to use the authentication credentials set in the SQLUSERNAME and SQLUSERPASSWORD parameters.

If this parameter is omitted, Windows authentication credentials of the current user account are used.

Msiexec /i "E:\Setup\Rmadfe.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\ <InstanceName>" SQLAUTHENTICATION="0"
SQLUSERNAME Specifies the user name for authentication on the SQL Server. This parameter is required if you set the SQLAUTHENTICATION parameter value to "1". Msiexec /i "E:\Setup\Rmadfe.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\ <InstanceName>" SQLAUTHENTICATION="1" SQLUSERNAME="<UserName>" SQLUSERPASSWORD="<Password>"
SQLUSERPASSWORD Specifies the password for authentication on the SQL Server. This parameter is required if you set the SQLAUTHENTICATION parameter value to "1".
VIEWER_APPLICATION_TYPE

Specifies the application to be used for viewing Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition reports. You can use one of the following values:

  • local. Specifies to use Quest Reports Viewer installed on the Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition computer.
  • remote. Specifies to use Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services installed on a remote computer.
Msiexec /i "E:\Setup\Rmadfe.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\ <InstanceName>" VIEWER_APPLICATION_TYPE="<Value>"
VIEWER_REPORTING_SERVER Specifies the HTTP address to access Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services. This parameter is required if you set the VIEWER_APPLICATION_TYPE parameter value to "remote". Msiexec /i "E:\Setup\Rmadfe.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\ <InstanceName>" VIEWER_APPLICATION_TYPE="remote" VIEWER_REPORTING_SERVER= "http://<HTTPAddress>"
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