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Recovery Manager for AD Forest Edition 10.1 - Quick Start Guide

Installing Recovery Manager for Active Directory

The Recovery Manager Console is an MMC snap-in that provides access to the capabilities and functions of Recovery Manager for Active Directory. The Recovery Manager Console can be installed on any computer that meets the system requirements and has a reliable network connection to serviced domain controllers.

With the Recovery Manager Console installed, you can perform such tasks as

  • Backing up data in Active Directory. This includes backing up Active Directory objects, AD LDS (ADAM) instances, cross-domain group membership data, managing backup creation settings and schedule. For detailed instructions, see the Backing Up Data in Active Directory section in the User Guide.

  • Restoring data in Active Directory. This includes performing the granular restore of Active Directory objects, restoring AD LDS (ADAM) instances, Group Policy objects, unpacking Active Directory backups, and generating reports that show changes occurred in Active Directory and provide information on the restore operations performed with Recovery Manager. You can also clone production domain controllers to a test lab environment. For detailed instructions, see the Restoring Data in Active Directory section in the User Guide.

  • Creating scripts that automate your backup and restoration tasks. You can use the capabilities provided by Windows PowerShell to create and run scripts that automate your Recovery Manager tasks, such as backing up or restoring data in Active Directory. For detailed information, see the Using Management Shell section in the User Guide.

There are two methods to install the Recovery Manager Console:

Each of these methods is discussed in the next subsections.

 

Using the Setup Wizard

By using this installation method, you can install Recovery Manager for Active Directory with either default or custom parameters. For more information on the aspects of the product installation that you can customize, see the table in the next procedure.

To install the product by using the Setup Wizard
  1. Run Autorun.exe, located in the root folder of the Recovery Manager for Active Directory Installation CD.

  2. In the Autorun window, click Setup, and then click Install next to Recovery Manager for Active Directory.

  3. Follow the instructions in the Setup Wizard.

  4. On the User Information page, specify information that will be used to personalize your installation and .a valid license file.

  5. On the Choose Setup Type page, select one of the following options:

Express - Installs Recovery Manager for Active Directory with default parameters. This option also installs the Microsoft SQL Server version supplied with the product.

Custom - Allows you to customize the product installation by specifying the following:

  • The product features you want to install

  • Default folder for storing backups created by the application.

  • Whether you want to install Microsoft SQL Server or use Microsoft SQL Server preinstalled in your environment.

  • An application you want to use for creating and displaying reports

NOTE

When configuring Recovery Manager for Active Directory to create and display reports using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, you must start the Setup Wizard under the user account that is assigned the predefined Content Manager role on the target SQL Server.

  1. Follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the installation.

 

Performing a silent installation

A silent (or unattended) installation of Recovery Manager for Active Directory does not require any user interaction. With this method, you specify the Recovery Manager for Active Directory installation parameters at a command prompt before running the installation.

You can only perform a silent installation of Recovery Manager for Active Directory when all of the following conditions are true:

  • One of the Microsoft SQL Server versions listed in the System Requirements section in the Release Notes is accessible from the computer where you plan to install Recovery Manager for Active Directory.

  • One of the Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services versions listed in the System Requirements section of the Release Notes is accessible from the computer where you plan to install Recovery Manager for Active Directory or Quest Reports Viewer is installed and accessible on that computer.

To perform a silent installation of Recovery Manager for Active Directory
NOTE

You must install all the required software components manually before you run the command-line installation of the product. Otherwise, the installation will fail. For more details, see the System Requirements section in Release Notes.

Enter the following syntax at a command prompt:

Msiexec /i "<Path to the Recovery Manager for Active Directory installation CD> \Setup\RMADFE_x64.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\<InstanceName>" SQLAUTHENTICATION="0" LICENSE="<LicensePath>"

You can explicitly specify RMAD features that you want to install. For that, use the following command line:

Msiexec /qn /i RMADFE_x64.msi ADDLOCAL=RMAD,ForestRecovery,ForestEditionFiles,PowerShellFE,ReportsViewer,RemoteAPIAccess,Persistence`

The table below describes the parameters you can use to perform a silent installation of Recovery Manager for Active Directory.

Silent installation parameters

Parameter Description Example
ADDLOCAL Explicitly specifies Recovery Manager for Active Directory features to install. Available options: RMAD, ReportsViewer, RemoteAPIAccess, PowerShellFE, ForestRecovery, ForestEditionFiles, Persistence, ADVL.Core Msiexec /qn /i RMADFE_x64.msi ADDLOCAL=RMAD,ReportsViewer,PowerShell,RemoteAPIAccess
BACKUP_PATH Specifies the location where Recovery Manager for Active Directory will store Active Directory backups. If this parameter is omitted, the backups are stored in %AllUsersProfile%\ Application Data\ Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory\Backups. Make sure that the volume hosting the backup storage folder has enough disk space. The backup files could reach several hundred megabytes in size. Msiexec /i "E:\Setup\RMADFE_x64.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\ <InstanceName>" BACKUP_PATH="<PathToStoreADBackups>"
INSTALLDIR Specifies the Recovery Manager for Active Directory installation folder. If this parameter is omitted, the following default folder is used: %ProgramFiles%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory Msiexec /i "E:\Setup\RMADFE_x64.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\ <InstanceName>" INSTALLDIR="<PathToInstallationFolder>"
LICENSE Specifies the path to the license file. Msiexec /i "E:\Setup\RMADFE_x64.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\ <InstanceName>" LICENSE="<LicensePath>"
REMOVE Removes specified Recovery Manager for Active Directory features. Available options: RMAD, ReportsViewer, RemoteAPIAccess, PowerShellFE, ForestRecovery, ForestEditionFiles, Persistence, ADVL.Core Msiexec /qn /i RMADFE_x64.msi REMOVE=RMAD,ReportsViewer,PowerShell,RemoteAPIAccess
SQLSERVER Specifies the name and instance of a local or remote SQL Server to store Recovery Manager for Active Directory data. This is a required parameter. Msiexec /i "E:\Setup\RMADFE_x64.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\ <InstanceName>"
SQLDBNAME_REPORTING Specifies an existing or new database to store Recovery Manager for Active Directory report data. This database resides in the SQL Server instance defined in the SQLSERVER parameter. If you specify a database that does not exist, it will be created. If the SQLDBNAME_REPORTING parameter is omitted, a new database with the following name is created and used: RecoveryManager-Reporting- <name of the Recovery Manager for Active Directory computer> Msiexec /i "E:\Setup\RMADFE_x64.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\ <InstanceName>" SQLDBNAME_REPORTING= "<DatabaseName>"
SQLAUTHENTICATION Specifies the SQL Server authentication method. You can use one of the following values: 0. Specifies to use Windows authentication credentials of the current user account; 1. Specifies to use the authentication credentials set in the SQLUSERNAME and SQLUSERPASSWORD parameters. If this parameter is omitted, Windows authentication credentials of the current user account are used. Msiexec /i "E:\Setup\RMADFE_x64.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\ <InstanceName>" SQLAUTHENTICATION="0"
SQLUSERNAME Specifies the user name for authentication on the SQL Server. This parameter is required if you set the SQLAUTHENTICATION parameter value to "1". Msiexec /i "E:\Setup\RMADFE_x64.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\ <InstanceName>" SQLAUTHENTICATION="1" SQLUSERNAME="<UserName>" SQLUSERPASSWORD="<Password>"
SQLUSERPASSWORD Specifies the password for authentication on the SQL Server. This parameter is required if you set the SQLAUTHENTICATION parameter value to "1". Msiexec /i "E:\Setup\RMADFE_x64.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\ <InstanceName>" SQLAUTHENTICATION="1" SQLUSERNAME="<UserName>" SQLUSERPASSWORD="<Password>"
VIEWER_APPLICATION_TYPE Specifies the application to be used for viewing Recovery Manager for Active Directory reports. You can use one of the following values: local. Specifies to use Quest Reports Viewer installed on the Recovery Manager for Active Directory computer; remote. Specifies to use Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services installed on a remote computer. Msiexec /i "E:\Setup\RMADFE_x64.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\ <InstanceName>" VIEWER_APPLICATION_TYPE="<Value>"
VIEWER_REPORTING_SERVER Specifies the HTTP address to access Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services. This parameter is required if you set the VIEWER_APPLICATION_TYPE parameter value to "remote". Msiexec /i "E:\Setup\RMADFE_x64.msi" /qb SQLSERVER="<SQLServerName>\ <InstanceName>" VIEWER_APPLICATION_TYPE="remote" VIEWER_REPORTING_SERVER= "http://<HTTPAddress>"

 

Removing Recovery Manager for Active Directory

To remove Recovery Manager for Active Directory

  1. In Control Panel, click Uninstall a program.

  2. In the list, select Quest Recovery Manager for Active Directory, and then click Change.

  3. Follow the steps in the wizard that starts to remove the program from your computer.

Important

If an antivirus program is running on the Recovery Manager computer, you may be prompted to restart the computer. To uninstall Recovery Manager without restarting, disable all antivirus programs on the Recovery Manager computer first, and then uninstall Recovery Manager.

 

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