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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

Adding a domain controller to a running recovery operation

There may be a situation where you want to add a domain controller that is not being recovered to the running forest recovery operation. You can do so without stopping the forest recovery operation.

To add a domain controller to a running recovery operation

  1. In the list of domain controllers, select the domain controller you want to add to the currently running recovery operation.
  2. Use the Settings tab to specify recovery settings for the domain controller.
  3. Right-click the domain controller, and then click Retry All Operations.

Selectively recovering domains in a forest

You can use Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition to selectively recover domains in an Active Directory forest. You can use this method if you have identified the domains that include dangerous or unwanted data and want to selectively recover them. Before you proceed with such a selective recovery, make absolutely sure no dangerous or unwanted data is replicated to the domains you do not plan to recover.


  • You cannot selectively recover domains and delete domains at the same time. During recovery, use only one of these two features. For more information about deleting domains, see Deleting domains during recovery
  • The Adjust to Active Directory changes recovery method is performed automatically on Global Catalogs of excluded domains. For more details, see the description of the Adjust to Active directory Changes recovery method here.

Step 1: Select domains to recover

In this step, select the domains you want to recover in your recovery project. This step presumes that you have already created a recovery project for your forest. For more information on how to create a recovery project, see Creating a recovery project.

To select domains

  1. Open the recovery project where you want to select domains to recover.
  2. On the menu bar, click Tools | Recovery Project Settings.
  3. Open the Recovery Mode tab.
  4. In the Recovery scope drop-down list, select Domain Recovery.
  5. Select the check boxes next to the domains you want to recover.
  6. Optionally, you can specify default credentials to access domain controllers in the selected domains.
  7. Click OK.

The recovery of the domains you selected may affect computers in other domains. These computers will be displayed in your recovery project.

Step 2: Specify recovery settings for domain controllers

To specify recovery settings for DCs

  1. In the list of domain controllers, select the domain controller whose recovery settings you want to specify.
  2. Open the Settings tab to specify the recovery settings.
  3. Repeat these steps for other domain controllers in the project.

For more information, see Domain controller recovery settings and progress.

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