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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

Viewing installed Forest Recovery Agent version

To view the installed Forest Recovery Agent version

  1. Open the recovery project where you want to view the installed Forest Recovery Agent version.
  2. Use the List of Domain Controllers area to select the domain controllers for which you want to view the installed Forest Recovery Agent version.

To select multiple domain controllers, hold down CTRL, and click the domain controllers you want to select.

  1. On the menu bar, select Tools | Manage | Forest Recovery Agent or DCs.
  2. In the dialog box that opens, use the Agent Version column to view the installed Forest Recovery Agent version.

It is recommended to ensure that the Forest Recovery Agent version is the same as that of the Forest Recovery Console you use.

Uninstalling Forest Recovery Agent

To uninstall the Forest Recovery Agent, you can use one the following methods:

  • Uninstall the Forest Recovery Agent from the Forest Recovery Console.
  • Access the target computer directly to uninstall the Forest Recovery Agent.

The latter method allows you to remove the Forest Recovery Agent from a domain controller that was demoted to member server and thus excluded from your recovery project.

To uninstall the agent from the Forest Recovery Console

  1. Open the recovery project where you want to remove the Forest Recovery Agent.
  2. Use the List of Domain Controllers area to select the domain controllers from which you want to remove the agent.

To select multiple domain controllers, hold down CTRL, and click the domain controllers you want to select.

  1. On the menu bar, select Tools | Manage | Forest Recovery Agent or DCs.
  2. In the dialog box that opens, click the Uninstall Agent button.

To uninstall the agent by accessing the computer directly

  1. Log on to the computer from which you want to uninstall the Forest Recovery Agent.
  2. In Control Panel, click Uninstall a program.
  3. In the list, select Quest Forest Recovery Agent, and then click Uninstall.

Rebooting domain controllers manually

You can use the Forest Recovery Console to selectively reboot domain controllers in the current recovery project. You can reboot domain controllers either in normal mode or Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM).

To reboot domain controllers

  1. In the List of Domain Controllers area, select the domain controllers you want to reboot.

To select multiple domain controllers, hold down CTRL, and click the domain controllers you want to select.

  1. On the menu bar, select Tools | Manage | Forest Recovery Agent or DCs.
  2. In the dialog box that opens, click the Reboot button, and then click one of the following:
  • Reboot in Normal Mode. Reboots the domain controllers in normal mode.
  • Reboot in DSRM. Reboots the domain controllers in Directory Services Restore Mode.

Specifying fallback IP addresses to access a domain controller

By default, Forest Recovery Console uses DNS names to access domain controllers in the forest recovery project. If the DNS name of the domain controller is not resolved, the console uses the IP addresses that are saved in the project file. The project file accumulates all previously resolved DNS addresses or addresses that were manually entered by a user for each domain controller.

To specify the list of fallback IP addresses for a domain controller

  1. On the menu bar, select Tools | Manage | Forest Recovery Agent or DCs.
  2. Select a domain controller whose address list you want to change. The IP addresses column shows the list of IP addresses that are stored in the project file.
  3. To edit the list, click the IP address or select More | Edit IP Adresses... in the Manage Domain Controllers dialog.
  4. In the dialog box that opens, you can specify fallback IP addresses for the domain controller in order of their priority. These addresses will be saved in the project file and can be used during forest recovery when the DNS server is unavailable.
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