You can use an advanced suite of ready-to-use, professionally laid-out reports for the Online Restore Wizard powered by Quest Reports Viewer or by Microsoft SQL Reporting Services. Designed to assist administrators with Active Directory change tracking and troubleshooting, these reports are based on data the wizard prepares during a compare operation. This feature requires that you have Microsoft SQL Server installed in your environment. For a list of SQL Server versions supported by Recovery Manager for Active Directory, see the Release Notes supplied with this release of the product.
Reports on a compare operation (comparison reports) allow you to see which properties of the objects being processed would change during a restore, examine the changes in detail, and decide whether to perform the restore, applying the changes.
After the wizard restores the selected objects, it creates a report to show which attributes of the restored objects have been modified by the wizard. The wizard affects an object’s attribute value only if the value in Active Directory differs from that in the backup.
To view a comparison or restore operation report, click View Report on the Operation Results page of the wizard.
The Online Restore Wizard offers several ways for selecting objects: you can browse the directory tree, search for objects by name, or use an import file that specifies the objects you want to select.
To select objects in the Online Restore Wizard
Table 11: Searching, browsing for, or importing objects
|To do this||Complete these steps|
|Search for objects in the backup||
|Browse for and select an object||
|Import objects from an import file||
The import file must have the .txt format. You can specify one object per line in the import file. To specify an object in the file, use one of the following:
When preparing an import file, you must escape reserved characters by prefixing such characters with a backslash (\). The reserved characters that must be escaped include:
Other reserved characters, such as the equals sign (=) or non- UTF-8 characters, must be encoded in hexadecimal by replacing the character with a backslash followed by two hex digits.
The following are examples of some distinguished names that include escaped characters. The first example is an organizational unit name with an embedded comma; the second example is a value containing a carriage return.
You can view attribute values of the selected object by clicking Properties on the Objects to Be Processed page. The Properties dialog box displays a list of attributes and attribute values. The Properties command is also available in the Find dialog box. To access it, right-click object names in the Search results list. You can remove selected objects from the list by clicking Remove or pressing DELETE.
With Recovery Manager for Active Directory, you can perform an online restore of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS), previously known as Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM), by using one of the following methods:
Note that some AD LDS (ADAM) object attributes cannot be restored by using Recovery Manager for Active Directory. For more information on these attributes, see Quest Knowledge Base Article 59039 “AD DS and AD LDS Object Attributes That Recovery Manager for Active Directory Cannot Restore” at support.quest.com.
Complete these steps: