Use this page to optionally change the folder where Recovery Manager for Active Directory will unpack the selected backup. The Path to store unpacked backups box displays the path to the folder currently used to keep unpacked backups. Each unpacked backup will be saved in a separate subfolder of that folder. To leave that path unchanged, click Next. To specify other path, type the path to a new folder or click Browse to select it. When finished, click Next. Your changes will not affect the default settings for unpacked backups.
This page enables you to view the progress of the backup extraction. To stop the unpack process, click Cancel. You can also have the wizard keep the extracted data for future use. When the Keep extracted data after completing the wizard check box is selected, the wizard saves the extracted DIT database in a temporary folder, so you can reuse this information for subsequent starts of the Online Restore Wizard or Group Policy Restore Wizard. The temporary folder is specified using the General tab of the Unpacked Backups Policy dialog box. When this check box is cleared, the extracted data is erased when you close the wizard. Because the unpacking process is a lengthy operation, you should not close the wizard unless you are sure that no additional objects need to be compared or restored within the current session.
This page allows you to specify the target AD LDS (ADAM) instance and account used to access that instance.
Target AD LDS (ADAM) instance. Displays the name of the AD LDS (ADAM) instance for the restore operation. By default, the wizard uses the AD LDS (ADAM) instance from which the backup was created. To specify a different instance, click Browse, and then complete the Select AD LDS (ADAM) Instance dialog box.
Browse. Opens the Select AD LDS (ADAM) Instance dialog box that allows you to select the target AD LDS (ADAM) instance for the restore operation.
Port number. Displays the port number used by AD LDS (ADAM).
Account used to access the AD LDS (ADAM) instance. Displays the user account used to access the target AD LDS (ADAM) instance. To specify a different account or a different AD LDS (ADAM) instance to connect to, click Change.
Change. Opens the Connect to AD LDS (ADAM) dialog box that allows you to specify the target AD LDS (ADAM) instance and the user account used to connect to that instance.
Use this window to select AD LDS (ADAM) objects to be processed.
Objects. Lists the objects the wizard will process. The Name column displays the object’s distinguished name.
Add. Adds objects to the Objects list. Click this button, and then, on the shortcut menu, click Find, Browse, or Import to specify the objects you want to add.
Remove. Removes selected objects from the Objects list.
Properties. Displays the Properties dialog box, allowing you to view the attribute values of objects you select from the Objects list.
Click Add, and then do one of the following:
On the shortcut menu, click Find and use the Find and Select Objects in Backup dialog box to search for objects in the backup. Under Search results, select objects by selecting check boxes next to object names.
On the shortcut menu, click Browse and use the Browse and Select Object in Backup dialog box to browse the directory tree and select an object.
On the shortcut menu, click Import and use the Open dialog box to locate and open the import file that contains distinguished names (DN) of the objects you want to add. Import files are text files that contain one DN per line. When preparing an import file for selecting objects, you must escape reserved characters by prefixing such characters with a backslash () in DN strings. The reserved characters that must be escaped include semicolon (;), right and left angle brackets (<, >), backslash (), double quote (“), plus sign (+), comma (,), space or # character at the beginning of a string, and space character at the end of a string.
When finished, click OK to close the dialog box.
Select an object from the Objects list, and then click Properties.
The wizard displays the Properties dialog box. The Attributes box inside the Properties dialog box lists attributes of the selected object and displays the values each attribute has in the backup and in Active Directory. The elements of the Properties dialog box are defined as follows:
Show changed attributes only. When selected, the Attributes list displays only the attributes that have been changed since the time the backup was created.
Show all possible attributes. When selected, the Attributes list displays all possible attributes of the selected object.
Include attributes with empty values. When selected, the Attributes list displays only the attributes that have non-empty values.
In the Attributes list, each entry includes the following fields:
Attribute. Displays the LDAP display name of an attribute. When the value in the backup differs from the value in AD LDS (ADAM), the attribute is labeled with a red exclamation sign icon. Otherwise, it is labeled with a green tick icon.
Value in Backup. Displays the value the attribute has in the backup.
Value in Active Directory. Displays the value the attribute has in AD LDS (ADAM), if the object exists in AD LDS (ADAM).