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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

Group Policy Object Selection

Use this page to select Group Policy objects to be restored. This page also allows you to view the comparison report for the selected Group Policy objects.

  • Group Policy Objects available for restore. Lists the objects the wizard will process. The Name column displays the object’s distinguished name. In the list, each entry includes the State in AD column indicating the state of the Group Policy object in Active Directory in comparison with that in the backup. Initially, for all entries, the State in AD column indicates ‘Not compared’. To have the wizard compare the state of Group Policy objects in Active Directory with that in the backup, click Compare All.

The comparison may be a lengthy operation, depending on the number of Group Policy objects. You may skip this operation or select individual GPOs to be compared and click Compare.

  • Compare All. Compares the Group Policy objects state and then modifies the Group Policy Object Selection page, allowing you to view the state of each Group Policy object available for restore. In the Group Policy Objects available for restore list, each entry is labeled with one of the following icons:
    • - the object differs from that in the backup—the State in AD field indicates ‘Different’.
    • -the object is the same as that in the backup—the State in AD field indicates ‘Identical’.
    • -the object is currently deleted but still exists in the backup—the State in AD field indicates ‘Deleted’.
  • Compare. Compares the state of the selected Group Policy objects and then displays the comparison results on the Group Policy Object Selection page. In the Group Policy Objects available for restore list, the entries that correspond to the selected Group Policy objects are labeled with one of the following icons:
  • - the object differs from that in the backup—the State in AD field indicates ‘Different’.
  • - the object is the same as that in the backup—the State in AD field indicates ‘Identical’.
  • - the object is currently deleted but still exists in the backup—the State in AD field indicates ‘Deleted’.
  • View Report. Click this button to view the comparison report for the GPOs you select from the Group Policy Objects available for restore list.

To select Group Policy objects to be restored

  • In the list under Group Policy Objects available for restore, select check boxes next to Group Policy objects, and then click Next to proceed with the wizard.

GPO Restore Options

Use this page to choose whether to restore policy settings, security settings, or both.

  • Restore policy settings in Group Policy Object. If the Group Policy object has been modified since the time the backup was created, restores all policy settings to the state they had at the time of the backup. If the Group Policy object has been deleted, creates a new object with the same name and policy settings as the backed up object.
  • Restore security settings on Group Policy Object. Restores all security information on the Group Policy object. As a result, all users and security groups have the same access permissions on the object as they had when the backup was created.

Link Restore Options

Use this page to restore links to the Group Policy object to the state they had at the time of the backup. As a result, the object is used by the same sites, domains, and organizational units that used it at the time when the backup was created.

  • Action. Allows you to specify the link restore options. You can replace the existing links in your domain with those from the backup or leave the existing links intact. In addition, you can merge the backed up links with those that currently exist in the domain.
  • Group Policy object links at the time the backup was created. Provides a list of sites, domains, and organizational units that used the selected Group Policy object at the backup time.

If you have selected several GPOs on the Group Policy Object Selection page, this list is not displayed. In the list, each entry includes the following fields:

  • Link. Displays the full distinguished name of directory objects to which the Group Policy object was linked at the backup time.
  • State in AD. Indicates the current state of the link in Active Directory (shown as Present or Deleted)
  • No Override. Indicates whether the link was set to No Override (shown as Yes or No), so that Group Policy objects linked at a lower level of Active Directory could not override that policy
  • Disabled. Indicates whether that link was set to Disabled (shown as Yes or No), which prevented the Group Policy object from applying to the site, domain, or organizational unit

To specify the link restore options

  1. From the Action list, select one of the following:
    • Restore the backed up snapshot of links. The wizard replaces the existing links to the Group Policy object with the links taken from the backup (those listed under Group Policy object links at the time the backup was created).
    • Merge the backed up links with the existing links. The wizard restores the listed links, remaining the existing links intact.
    • Make no changes to links. The wizard does not restore links, nor does it make changes to the existing links.
  2. When finished, click Next. Note that clicking Next does not actually start the restore process, only allowing you to review your restore options.

Restore Process 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 review or change your settings, click Back.

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