The Recovery Manager for Active Directory Management Shell uses the Windows PowerShell help cmdlets to assist you in finding the appropriate information to accomplish your task. The following table provides some examples of how to use the Get-Help and Get-Command cmdlets to access the help information that is available for each cmdlet in the Recovery Manager for Active Directory Management Shell.
Table 16: Getting help
|Get-Help||When you use Get-Help without any parameters, you are presented with basic instructions on how to use the help system in Windows PowerShell, including Help for the Recovery Manager for Active Directory Management Shell.|
When you use Get-Help with the name of a cmdlet as an argument, you are presented with the help information for that cmdlet. For example, to retrieve the help information for the Get-RMADCollection cmdlet, use the following command:
Get-Command without any parameters lists all the cmdlets that are available to the shell. You can use the Get-Command cmdlet with the Format-List or Format- Table cmdlet to provide a more readable display. For example, use Get-Command | Format-List to display the output in a list format. To display a list of all the Recovery Manager for Active Directory Management Shell cmdlets that are available to the shell, use the following syntax:
Get-Command -PSSnapin Quest.RecoveryManager.AD.PowerShell
When you use Get-Command with the name of a cmdlet as an argument, you are presented with information about the parameters and other components of that cmdlet. The <Cmdlet> entry allows for wildcard character expansion. For example, to retrieve information about the cmdlets with the names ending in Member, you can use the following command:
There may be a situation where technical support requests you to gather and supply diagnostic data from your computer collection. For this purpose, you can use a special tool provided in the Recovery Manager Console. This tool is called Diagnostic Data Collector.
When gathering diagnostic data, the Diagnostic Data Collector collects the following:
To gather diagnostic data for your recovery project by using the Diagnostic Data Collector, you need to complete the following steps:
The next sections provide instructions on how to complete each of these steps.
To automatically gather diagnostic data
If you successfully collected data, you can submit the .zip file to Quest technical support. Otherwise, complete Step 2: Gather remaining data manually.
Perform the next steps for each domain controller from which you could not successfully collect data in Step 1: Use Diagnostic Data Collector to automatically gather data.
To gather diagnostic data manually
The collected diagnostic data is saved to the CollectedData folder created in the location where you ran the Collectdcdata.cmd file.
Now you can submit the .zip file to Quest technical support.