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Recovery Manager for AD Forest 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
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

Operation Start

This page enables you to review settings you have specified in the previous steps of the wizard. To start the operation, click Next. To change the wizard settings, click Back.

Operation Progress

This page shows the progress of the operation and lets you see a summary of the comparison results or a summary of changes made to AD LDS (ADAM) during the restore process.

  • Objects total. The number of objects the wizard has processed.
  • Different objects/Restored objects. Different objects shows the number of compared objects for which the wizard has detected differences. Restored objects shows the number of objects the wizard has restored in AD LDS (ADAM).
  • Errors occurred. The number of errors the wizard has encountered during the operation.

Operation Option

Use this page to analyze comparison reports and proceed to restore after the comparison was made.

  • View Report. Click to view comparison reports. The report is viewed and managed with Quest Reports Viewer or with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services. The application used for generating, managing and viewing the reports was specified while installing Recovery Manager for Active Directory.
  • Proceed to restore. To proceed to a restore of the selected objects, select this check box and then click Next. To quit the wizard without performing a restore, leave this check box cleared and then click Next.

Objects to Be Restored

Use this page to view values of object attributes and select AD LDS (ADAM) objects to be restored.

  • Objects. Lists the objects the wizard will process. The Objects list includes only the objects for which the comparison has detected differences. The Name column displays the object’s distinguished name.
  • Properties. Displays the Properties dialog box, allowing you to view the attribute values of objects you select from the Objects list.
  • Select All. Selects all objects from the Objects list.
  • Clear All. Clears all check boxes under Objects.

To select objects to be restored

  • Select check boxes in the Objects list, and then click Next.

You can use the drop-down list to filter objects in the Objects list. You can also select and deselect all objects by clicking the Select All and Clear All buttons.

To view values of the object attributes

  • Select an object from the Objects list, and then click Properties.

The wizard displays the Properties dialog box. The Attributes box inside the Properties dialog box lists attributes of the selected object and displays the values each attribute has in the backup and in AD LDS (ADAM). The elements of the Properties dialog box are defined as follows:

  • Show changed attributes only. When selected, the Attributes list displays only the attributes that have been changed since the time the backup was created.
  • Show all possible attributes. When selected, the Attributes list displays all attributes of the selected object.
  • Show non-empty attributes only. When selected, the Attributes list displays only the attributes that have non-empty values.

In the Attributes list, each entry includes the following fields:

  • Attribute. Displays the LDAP display name of an attribute.
  • Value in Backup. Displays the value the attribute has in the backup.
  • Value in Active Directory. Displays the value the attribute has in Active Directory, if the object exists in Active Directory.
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