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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

Forest properties

The Properties dialog box for a forest is used to view some of properties of the forest added to the Recovery Manager Console.

To add a forest to the console

  1. In the Recovery Manager Console tree, click the Active Directory node, and then click Connect to Forest on the Action menu.
  2. In the Connect to Forest dialog box, enter the full DNS name or IP address of any domain or domain controller from the forest, specify the user logon name and password you want to use to access the forest, and then click OK.

To view properties for a forest

  • In the Recovery Manager Console tree, under Active Directory, select the forest and then click Properties on the Action menu.

The dialog box that opens includes the following elements:

  • Forest functional level. Displays the functional level of the forest.
  • Forest-wide FSMO roles. Displays the DNS names of domain controllers that hold the Schema Master and Domain Naming Master roles.

Domain properties

The Properties dialog box for a domain is used to view some of properties of the domain added to the Recovery Manager Console.

To view properties for a domain

  • In the Recovery Manager Console tree, under Active Directory/Forest/Domains, select the domain, and then click Properties on the Action menu.

In the dialog box that opens you can use the following elements:

  • Forest functional level. Displays the functional level of the forest to which the domain belongs.
  • Domain functional level. Displays the functional level of the domain.
  • Domain-wide FSMO roles. Displays the DNS names of the domain controllers that hold the RID Master, Infrastructure Master, and PDC Emulator domain-wide FSMO roles.

Domain controller properties

The Properties dialog box for a domain controller is used to view some of properties of the selected domain controller available for the forest added to the Recovery Manager Console.

To view properties for a domain controller

  1. In the console tree, expand the Active Directory node, and then expand the Forest node for the forest where the domain controller is located. If you don't see any Forest node, add the forest to the console using the appropriate procedure from Forest properties.
  2. In the console tree, click All Domain Controllers. This causes the detail pane to display all domain controllers available for the selected forest.
  3. In the details pane, select the desired domain controller, and then click Properties on the Action menu.

The dialog box that opens includes the following elements:

  • Operating system. Displays the name of the current operating system installed on the domain controller.
  • Site. Displays the name of the site in which the domain controller is located.
  • Global Catalog. If this check box selected, the domain controller is enabled as global catalog. A global catalog stores a full replica of the directory data for its own domain and a partial replica of the directory data for every other domain in the forest.
  • FSMO roles. Lists the forest-wide and domain-wide FSMO roles owned by the domain controller.
  • This DC hosts the following application directory partitions. Lists the application directory partitions hosted by the selected domain controller.

AD LDS (ADAM) partition properties

You can view the properties of an AD LDS (ADAM) partition located in an AD LDS (ADAM) configuration set to which the Recovery Manager Console is connected.

To view the properties of an AD LDS (ADAM) partition

  1. In the console tree, expand the Active Directory node, then expand the node representing the AD LDS (ADAM) configuration set that includes the AD LDS (ADAM) partition whose properties you want to view.
  2. Expand the Partitions node, and then select the partition.
  3. From the main menu, select Action | Properties.

The Properties dialog box for an AD LDS (ADAM) partition provides a list of the AD LDS (ADAM) instances that host that partition. The list includes the following elements:

  • Name. Displays the AD LDS (ADAM) instance name.
  • Host. Displays the full DNS name of the computer with the AD LDS (ADAM) installation.
  • Port. Displays the port number used by AD LDS (ADAM).
  • Site. Displays the name of the site to which the AD LDS (ADAM) instance belongs.
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