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Recovery Manager for AD Forest Edition 10.2.1 - Release Notes

Release Notes

These release notes provide information about the Quest® Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition 10.2.1 release.

About Quest® Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition 10.2.1

Recovery Manager for Active Directory enables fast, online recovery. Comparison reports highlight what objects and 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 10.2.1 is a 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 10.2.1.

Major Features

Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.2.1

The following new features are only available with a Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition license. To purchase a new license please send an email to, or contact your local sales office.

Cloud Storage

Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition provides the ability to set up and use dedicated cloud storage locations for backups. Cloud Storage in combination with Tier 1 storage options ensure that your critical backups are always available in case of disaster.

By using Cloud Storage you can store your AD and BMR backups in the cloud ensuring that your backups are always accessible and protect your backup files with storage account properties such as immutability policies, and redundancy with different types of replication.

Secure Storage Server

Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition 10.2.1 has enhanced the Secure Storage server feature.

New features available:

  • New Secondary Storage tab on Computer Collection Properties to configure a Secure Storage server and provide required access credentials to read backups to be copied to secondary storage.

  • New PowerShell cmdlets Set-RMADStorageServerAllowedVolumes and Get-RMADStorageServerAllowedVolumes available in the Management Shell to configure which volumes are allowed to store backups.

  • The Secure Storage server properties dialog displays used and free space on each volume on the server including a warning indication when space is low.

  • New validation performed during the installation of a Secure Storage agent to ensure the Secure Storage server is a standalone server and not domain joined.


An upgrade to the Secure Storage agent is required for new functionality. Refer to Upgrade and installation instructions below and the User Guide supplied with this release of the product.



Enhancement ID (old) ID (new)
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.2.1
Usability improvements to the Computer Collections Properties dialog including removal of Logging tab and introduction of new tab for Secondary Storage N/A ADO-283362
Creation of Management Shell Guide which lists all available PowerShell cmdlets, with examples. Appendix removed from User Guide N\A ADO-275100
Support Microsoft Edge browser in the Web Portal RMADFE-1372 ADO-220837
Add option to skip replication after recovery on RMAD portal UI RMADFE-815 ADO-220726
New portal settings and improvements for Web Portal configuration RMADFE-1182 ADO-220796
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.2
Rename system state backups to Active Directory backups RMADFE-3009 ADO-218405
Hide the "Components" tab in computer collection settings RMADFE-3042 ADO-218415
SCOM 2019 support N\A ADO-219783
Pass through Synchronize across time zones from windows task scheduler to RMAD RMADFE-952 ADO-220703
Create Logs Daily to be on by default N\A ADO-223980
Display operating system version for all backups N\A ADO-228741

Forest Recovery Edition

Enhancement ID (old) ID (new)
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.2.1
Automatically enable File and Printer Sharing on the clean OS machine when installing FR agent RMADFE-2778 ADO-242106
RMAD Console and Forest Recovery Agent cannot read AD configuration with more than 1000 sites N\A ADO-274279
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.2
Forest Recovery simulation mode available RMADFE-920 ADO-218277
The 'View Recovery Report' action should be available as one of the post recovery dialog actions RMADFE-3034 ADO-218413
Encrypt credentials in Forest Recovery project using AESCryptoServiceProvider instead of TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider RMADFE-2199 ADO-220948
Allow RMAD backup to continue if forest recovery agent cannot be installed N\A ADO-221433
Set default global catalog handling option to "Keep GC Intact" N\A ADO-223871
Show 'object's tombstone is expired' detailed warning in the Online Restore Wizard RMADFE-1613 ADO-223987
Default recovery method to the Repromotion phase should be "Install AD", not "ReinstallAD" N\A ADO-234195
Tool to update backup creation date in simulation projects N\A ADO-234197
Keep previous recovery methods when changing recovery mode like Forest Recovery --> Repromotion --> Forest Recovery N\A ADO-234201
Every DC in simulation project should have a backup created for this domain controller so all recovery methods are available N\A ADO-234203


Resolved Issues

General Resolved Issues

Resolved Issue ID (old) ID (new)
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.2.1
Allow to unselect Console storage immediately as alternative has been configured N/A ADO-220573
Large number of scheduled tasks can cause Console, Replication and PowerShell cmdlets to be extremely slow RMADFE-1837 ADO-242166
RMAD Portal does not show proper backups N/A ADO-256164
Remove a BOM prefix from the script file N/A ADO-257798
Error in the web portal logs 'Cannot init EP configuration section' N/A ADO-273469
Unpacking the backup and the retention policy may fail if the DC cannot be accessed via LDAP from the RMAD console machine N/A ADO-279431
RPC calls to Backup Agent are not retried on RPC_S_SERVER_TOO_BUSY error N/A ADO-314812
Misleading 'Unable to map the network share IPC$ on the computer' error mssage on attempt to map UNC share N/A ADO-316902
Installation fails with an invalid error message when using a local windows credential to connect to the remote SQL server N/A ADO-317818
'Insufficient rights' error in the web portal fixed.Addition of a domain is now changed to allow all domain admins by default RMADFE-2437 ADO-319010
Online Restore Wizard cannot undelete an object using a non-administrative account. Restoring an object in Online Restore Wizard using a non-administrative account may result in the following error for NT-Security-Descriptor attribute: "Cannot retrieve attribute value(s) from Active Directory. Possible reason: Insufficient access rights." To ignore this error, the NT-Security-Descriptor attribute can be excluded from the list of restored attributes. N/A ADO-293311
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.2 Hotfix 1
Installation of Quest personal certificates to the local certificate store failed. Receive error message to install Quest certificates later. This should not be required. N/A ADO-274643
Computer Collection scheduled tasks removed after upgrade to 10.2 if gMSA used as the scheduled task account N/A ADO-280854
rmad.db3 file gets overwritten during an uninstall -> install of version 10.2 N/A ADO-283069
Cannot retain the uncheck "Global Catalog Servers" option in the Advanced tab of the Computer Collection properties window N/A ADO-230397
It will display 'Network access is denied' error in Win2016/2019 if specify account to restore GPO with "domain\username" format N/A/ ADO-233623
Cannot see some advanced objects in the object picker in Online Restore Wizard N/A ADO-275027
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.2
Security Vulnerability - Sensitive comments embedded within client-side code sent to an end user machine RMADFE-3244 ADO-218142
Security Vulnerability - Runtime hardening (SEP, ASLR and other) RMADFE-3248 ADO-218146
Full replication fails when a DC is selected for the option 'Unpack each backup upon its creation' in the master console RMADFE-1858 ADO-218500
Storage agent settings are not applied on install N\A ADO-219910
No progress/wait indication after clicking 'OK' on the 'Add Console…' dialog N\A ADO-224321
Backup fails if the Domain Controllers OU has a AzureADKerberos computer object in it as part of Azure AD FIDO deployment N\A ADO-227903
Improve documentation with information on number of scheduled computer collections for optimal performance N\A ADO-232614
Access Violation in the ProcessRequest function and crashes service N\A ADO-232682
Remove mutual exclusion mechansim between replication process and restore process RMADFE-1575 ADO-237972
Display correct backup info and support restore for Collections with containers (not DCs) N\A ADO-240580
Retriable VSS error causes undefined behavior in Backup Agent on retry N\A ADO-241825
Modify the configuration to remove collision problems with SHA1, moved to SHA256 N\A ADO-253913
Retention policy ignores collection and consider backups of all collections N\A ADO-259645
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.1.1 HF1
RMAD console crashes while building comparison report. N\A ADO-240300
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.1.1
Agent-based online restore can result in lsass process crash. RMADFE-3233 ADO-218222
Unable to restore AD object when user provides smart card PIN and username hint. RMADFE-3132 ADO-218574
Configuring a backup schedule is disabled when creating a backup from Recover Manager for Active Directory > Create Backup. RMADFE-3260 ADO-219136
SCOM pack Get Collections call results in Access denied errors. RMADFE-3025 ADO-220574
Increasing number of scheduled tasks makes Console, Replication, and Cmdlets extremely slow. RMADFE-1837 ADO-223040
RMAD console crashed due to missing DLL Microsoft.Xaml.Behaviors.dll. N/A ADO-226682
After restore a User Object Member Of is different than in Active Directory N/A ADO-230090

Forest Recovery Resolved Issues

Resolved Issue ID (old) ID (new)
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.2.1
Check Forest Health can get stuck on the second step RMADFE-3041 ADO-218559
New recovery project, selecting a Backup display the adding time in the Backup Age colum instead of backup age N/A ADO-237971
'There is no PREFERRED_DNS value' error occurs, if no DNS server is found on installing Active Directory RMADFE-2437 ADO-242191
Feature loss in Forest Edition: Cannot skip a backup for non-authoritative DCs in Sysvol recovery mode N/A ADO-245551
'There is no PREFERRED_DNS value' error when a 'Select preferred DNS' agent operation did not return a result it causes product to hald and cannot be skipped or aborted N/A ADO-253457
Resume Forest Recovery show 'Password is incorrect' N/A ADO-254788
Installing Forest Recovery agent hangs if SMB shares are disabled N/A ADO-285225
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.2 Hotfix 1
During upgrade a DBImport error occurs when antimalware status data exists. Caused by debug logging on by default. N/A ADO-274622
GPO Comparison Report is not working N/A ADO-278211
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.2
Email notification template contains invalid text and status message N\A ADO-252659
Verification email contains incorrect backup data N\A ADO-252866
Creating ADVL fails when unable to access VConverter error N\A ADO-253382
Wrong replication partner is selected in IFM recovery on second phase. IFM failed N\A ADO-253681
IFM script does not automatically reboot DC after installed AD DS tools. IFM failed N\A ADO-253778
Install AD moethd on second pahse may fail with "Unable to connect to the replication source" N\A ADO-225791
IPSec isolation policy was not removed successfully when previous forst recovery is aborted and left dirt data N\A ADO-237004
IPSec isolation policy was not removed successfully during restore N\A ADO-237049
The "Reset computer account" operation fails when some other recovery operation failed and retried earlier RMADFE-2659 ADO-242197
After upgrade from 10.1 to 10.1.1, the Verify Settings in Forest Recovery console send emails with some kind of strange status messages N\A ADO-242679
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.1.1 HF1
Forest Recovery fails if the only drive encrypted with BitLocker is removed. N\A ADO-222308
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.1.1
IPv6 based UNC Path support. RMADFE-3232 ADO-218913
Scanning of all backups does not stop when one of the processes ends urgently. N/A ADO-219145
Errors when trying to restore SYSVOL: Need to improve the RPC stability. N/A ADO-228250
ADVL converter returns 500 error. N/A ADO-230091
Error when booting VM: "Invalid location type. Location accepts only VIDatastore objects." N/A ADO-233811



Recovery Manager for Active Directory fully supports Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2. It is recommended that you upgrade to TLS 1.2 for secure communications.

Security Resolved Issue ID (old) ID (new)
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 10.2.1
Do not use SHA1 for key derivation function to generate hash for creation of AES-256 key for backup encryption --- ---


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