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Recovery Manager for AD Forest Edition 10.1 - Release Notes

Release Notes

Release Notes

June 2020

These release notes provide information about the Quest® Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition 10.1 release.

About Quest® Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition 10.1

Recovery Manager for Active Directory enables fast, online recovery. Comparison reports highlight what objects an attributes have been changed and deleted in Active Directory enabling efficient, focused recovery at the object or attribute level. Accurate backups and a quicker recovery enable you to reduce the time and costs associated with AD outages and reduce the impact on users throughout your organization.

Recovery Manager for Active Directory is based on patented technology.

Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.1 is a maintenance release with new features and functionality. See New Features and Enhancements.

 

New Features and Enhancements

This section covers new features and enhancements in Quest® Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.1.

Major Features

Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.1 HF1

  • Support for VMware vCenter/ESX version 6.7 in Active Directory Virtual Lab
    Recovery Manager for Active Directory supports VMware vCenter/ESX version 6.7 for creating virtual test environments in Active Directory Virtual Lab.

  • Scan Active Directory backups for viruses
    Malware scan is now supported for Active Directory backups.

  • FEATURE PREVIEW: Support for Symantec Endpoint Protection version 14.x
    From this version, Recovery Manager for Active Directory supports malware scan for BMR and Active Directory backups using Symantec Endpoint Protection.

Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.1

  • Phased restore
    This feature lets you perform the initial forest recovery during the first phase to make the forest function as soon as possible. The second phase can be postponed, and the full forest structure can be restored later.

  • Install AD and Reinstall AD recovery methods support read-only domain controllers and Install from Media (IFM)
    Now the Install AD and Reinstall AD recovery methods support installing a read-only DC using a backup created from a read-only DC, or installing a writable DC using a backup created from a writable DC.

  • Added support for SQL Server 2017 and 2019
    From this version, Recovery Manager for Active Directory supports SQL Server 2017 and SQL Server 2019.

Enhancements

General

Enhancement Story ID
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.1
Alternative backup path An alternative backup location can be specified on the DC storage tab of the Collection Properties in Recovery Manager Console. RMADFE-2280

Forest Recovery Edition

Enhancement Story ID
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.1 HF1
Active Directory backups for a DC with custom DNS suffix now contain correct domain names Now such Active Directory backups have correct domain names and can be selected for the recovery methods Install and Reinstall AD from Media in the Forest Recovery Console when performing forest recovery in an environment with disjoint namespace. RMADFE-2850
Support for restore of custom Primary DNS suffixes for domain controllers from a disjoint namespace The Install Active Directory (including the Install from Media option) and Restore Active Directory on Clean OS recovery methods support restore of custom Primary DNS suffixes for domain controllers from a disjoint namespace. RMADFE-2911
The Reset Passwords option is not available for the Repromotion mode The Reset Passwords dialog is not displayed during the Phase 2 recovery because this feature is not available for the Repromotion mode. RMADFE-2903
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.1
Support Windows Server 2019 domain controllers for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Active Directory Virtual Lab supports Windows Server 2019 domain controllers only for SCVMM. RMADFE-2171
Reset a password for domain users in privileged groups during forest recovery Recovery Manager for Active Directory now includes a new step "Reset Passwords" in the wizard after you start or resume a forest recovery. This step allows you to reset a password for domain users in privileged groups for security reasons. RMADFE-1785
Auto-select a manually-registered backup for Install and Reinstall AD from Media recovery methods Now the Forest Recovery Console can automatically select a manually-registered backup for the recovery methods Install and Reinstall AD from Media. RMADFE-2905

 

Resolved Issues

General Resolved Issues

Resolved Issue Issue ID
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.1 HF1
Now the backup collecting schedule can be configured for the selected day of the week. RMADFE-3029
Recovery Manager for Active Directory does not restore GPO template files because they are considered as DFSR conflicts and are removed. RMADFE-2800
The Group Policy Restore Wizard cannot connect to a domain controller because it mistakenly tries to connect to another domain controller that is not available. RMADFE-2554
Full replication fails with the "No such host is known" error when the slave console has an unreachable DC in the Backup Agent Management list. RMADFE-2625
The Online Restore Wizard cannot accept long paths (longer than 22 symbols) to the Change Auditor database. RMADFE-2567
A list of registered backups opens with a delay in Online Restore Wizard. RMADFE-2715
The text on the "Unpacked Backups" (global settings) tab in the "Settings" dialog box has been improved. RMADFE-2775
Recovery Manager Console cannot replicate AD sites from an untrusted domain in a collection. RMADFE-2844
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.1
Recovery Manager for Active Directory uses the wrong credentials when applying a retention policy for backup storage on a domain controller. RMADFE-2759
Now Recovery Manager for Active Directory opens the DIT database as Read/Write from backups made on other versions of the operating system. RMADFE-2091
Online Restore Wizard does not work on Windows Server 2019 with LSA protection enabled. RMADFE-2182
Recovery Manager Console may show empty license violation warning if licenses overused count is small. RMADFE-2249
Unable to change the account name used for the restore operation. RMADFE-2259
The specified port does not work for Offline Restore Agent. RMADFE-2289
Now Recovery Manager for Active Directory does not show 'Boot Files' and 'IIS Metabase' backup components. RMADFE-2343
Recovery Manager for Active Directory cannot process large .dit files. RMADFE-2349
Recovery Manager for Active Directory does not restore attributes because of matching them as cloud attributes. RMADFE-2499
Recovery Manager for Active Directory cannot backup a DC if SYSVOL is placed on a deduplicated volume. RMADFE-2582
Recovery Manager for Active Directory cannot perform a lot of simultaneous backup sessions. RMADFE-2732
Hybrid restore may not work on several versions of Azure AD Connect. RMADFE-2750
Full replication fails when a DC is selected for the option 'Unpack each backup upon its creation' in the master console. RMADFE-1858
Full replication fails with the error "No such host is known" when the slave console has an unreachable DC in the Backup Agent Management list. RMADFE-2625

Forest Recovery Resolved Issues

Resolved Issue Issue ID
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.1 HF1
Forest Recovery scheduled verification fails if Persistence is enabled but the Persistence SQL server is not accessible. RMADFE-2831
Reinstall of read-only DC may not work. RMADFE-2996
Install Active Directory may fail due to the Select DNS operation cannot restart the Netlogon service. RMADFE-3031
Forest Recovery Console correctly displays a type of scanned backup in warnings if the backup is infected. RMADFE-3008
Recovery Manager for Active Directory should clean the 'selected backup' field in the Forest Recovery Console when no backups pass the backup selection criteria filter. RMADFE-2932
Do not validate a backup password if the backup is not specified for the Install Active Directory or Renstall Active Directory method. RMADFE-2987
Cannot select the "Do nothing" option for a read-only domain controller (RODC) in the second phase. RMADFE-2915
DNS A record of a domain may not be deleted during DNS cleanup. RMADFE-2860
The "Install from Media" option on the General tab of the Forest Recovery Console gets unchecked when you check or uncheck the "Use backup criteria to automatically select a backup" option. RMADFE-2906
In the "Adjust to Active Directory changes" recovery method only credentials in the Normal mode should be available. RMADFE-2843
The CD-ROM device must be added (if it is absent on the source machine) to an instance converted with ADVL to install VMware Guest Tools on the target machine. RMADFE-2786
It is required to limit the maximum number of automatically selected DNS servers on the domain controller. RMADFE-2608
Automatic DNS configuration can choose an unrestored DNS server. RMADFE-2714
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.1
Settings verification may fail with "the same backup path specified" error while changing the recovery method from Install Active Directory from Media to Install/Reinstall/Uninstall Active Directory. RMADFE-2137
NIC teaming is not supported in case of RMAD bare metal recovery to the same machine. RMADFE-2139
Recovery Manager for Active Directory does not send the SMTP notification after the Verify settings operation is complete. RMADFE-2181
In some cases, Forest Recovery may get stuck when BitLocker is enabled. RMADFE-2420
The "No DNS servers specified in your recovery project" error might appear before starting recovery. RMADFE-2482
Forest recovery may hang at the "Restart domain controller in normal mode" step with a disabled network adapter. RMADFE-2546
Recovery with Install Active Directory or Install Active Directory from Media method may fail with the "Unable to check forest upgrade status" error at "Install Active Directory" step. RMADFE-2552
Forest recovery for Read-only Domain Controller fails if the 'Install Active Directory' recovery method is used. RMADFE-2568
Forest recovery for Read-only Domain Controller fails if the 'Reinstall Active Directory' recovery method is used. RMADFE-2571
Automatic DNS configuration cannot handle loopback addresses in the DNS client settings. RMADFE-2605
Automatic DNS selection can choose the wrong DNS server. RMADFE-2633
Reboot to DSRM or reboot to Normal mode takes about 15 minutes doing nothing. RMADFE-2655
Cannot recover Read-only DC using Reinstall Active Directory method on Windows Server 2012 R2 or higher systems. RMADFE-2693
Cannot recover writable DC using Install Active Directory or Install From Media recovery method. RMADFE-2703
DNS delegation does not work if it was configured before the forest recovery. RMADFE-2789
The Forest Recovery Console refreshes status for all DCs in the "Manage Domain Controllers" dialog box when only one of them is selected to refresh. RMADFE-2950

 

Known Issues

General Known Issues

Known Issue Issue ID
Cannot perform RMAD upgrade if the SQL Server Always On group is enabled for the reporting database. RMADFE-1146
When a user cancels the data replication process by Ctrl + C, by logoff, etc, the status of the replication session is stuck at "Running". RMADFE-1271
Customer can add a few instances of the same RMAD console (by domain name and by IP). RMADFE-1276
Cannot disable replication schedule when there is no replication console (the replication console was deleted). RMADFE-1283
Group Policy restore might fail with the error "Network access is denied” if you run the RMAD console under a local account, and this account has the same username and password as the domain account you use to restore Group Policy in the domain. RMADFE-2162
Online Restore Wizard (agent-based restore) does not work on Windows Server 2016 with Local Security Authority (LSA) protection and Secure Boot enabled. RMADFE-1996

Forest Recovery Known Issues

Known Issue Issue ID
SYSVOL may not work correctly if a domain controller that was selected for the authoritative SYSVOL restore cannot be restored. RMADFE-1111
Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition (Disaster Recovery Edition) does not check version of Forest Recovery Agent inside the ISO image file. RMADFE-2220
The start type of Windows Defender Firewall service cannot be restored in Windows Server 2019. RMADFE-2228

 

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