Upon the completion of a forest recovery or verify settings operation, you can view a report on that operation.
You can use the toolbar in the report window to print or export the report to a preferred format.
When recovering an Active Directory forest, the application makes irreversible changes to the forest structure. However, before performing post-recovery steps, you still can retry to recover failed domain controllers.
It is recommended that you investigate the failure reason for each domain controller whose recovery has failed. For example, make sure the failed domain controller is connected to the network and the recovery settings specified for that domain controller are correct.
In some cases, the Forest Recovery Console may prompt you to perform a certain action to resolve the issue encountered during the domain controllers recovery. If you are not prompted for action, you can perform the next steps.
In the List of Domain Controllers area, right-click the failed domain controller.
Select one of the following actions from the shortcut menu:
Actions applicable to failed domain controllers
|Retry All Operations||Allows you to rerun all recovery steps on the domain controller you selected. This action is recommended when you change the recovery method for the failed domain|
|Retry Last Operation||Allows you to rerun the failed recovery step on the domain controller you selected. This action is recommended when you manually fixed the issue that had caused the recovery step to fail.|
|Skip and Continue||Allows you to skip the current failed recovery step for the domain controller you selected and continue the domain controller’s recovery. This action is recommended only if you have manually completed the failed recovery step on the domain controller.|
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.
In the list of domain controllers, select the domain controller you want to add to the currently running recovery operation.
Use the General tab to specify recovery settings for the domain controller.
Right-click the domain controller, and then click Retry All Operations.
You can use Recovery Manager for Active Directory 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.