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Recovery Manager for AD 10.0.1 - User Guide

Overview Getting started
Permissions required to use Recovery Manager for Active Directory Recovery Manager Console Icons in the user interface Getting and using help Configuring Windows Firewall Using Computer Collections Managing Recovery Manager for Active Directory configuration Licensing
Backing up data
Permissions required for the Backup operation Managing Backup Agent Using a least-privileged user account to back up data Creating backups Retrying backup creation Enabling backup encryption Backing up AD LDS (ADAM) Backing up cross-domain group membership Backing up distributed file system (DFS) data Backup scheduling Setting performance options Setting advanced backup options Unpacking backups Using e-mail notification Viewing backup creation results
Restoring data
Getting started with Active Directory recovery Managing deleted or recycled objects Restoring backed up System State components Using granular online restore Restoring AD LDS (ADAM) Selectively restoring Active Directory object attributes Restoring objects in an application directory partition Restoring object quotas Restoring cross-domain group membership Performing a restore without having administrator privileges Reports about objects and operations Using complete offline restore Offline restore implications Restoring SYSVOL authoritatively Performing a granular restore of SYSVOL Recovering Group Policy Restoring data from third-party backups Using the Extract Wizard Restoring passwords and SID history
Fault tolerance Consolidating backup registration data Monitoring Recovery Manager for Active Directory Using Management Shell Collecting diagnostic data for technical support Using Recovery Manager for Active Directory Web Interface Appendices
Frequently asked questions Backup Wizard Online Restore Wizard Online Restore Wizard for AD LDS (ADAM) Group Policy Restore Wizard Repair Wizard Extract Wizard Events generated by Recovery Manager for Active Directory

Authoritative Restore Selections

Use this page to mark individual Active Directory (AD) objects, a subtree, or the entire AD database as authoritatively restored. To mark AD objects, subtree, or the entire AD database as authoritative, Recovery Manager for Active Directory uses the capabilities provided by the Ntdsutil.exe tool supplied with Microsoft Windows. However, this tool included in Windows Server 2008 or higher does not support marking the entire AD database as authoritative.

  • Mark no objects as authoritatively restored. Marks no restored objects as authoritative.
  • Mark the entire directory as authoritatively restored. Marks the entire Active Directory database (both the domain and configuration naming contexts held by the domain controller) as authoritative. The schema cannot be authoritatively restored.
  • Mark a subtree or individual object as authoritatively restored. Marks an individual object or a container along with all the objects it contains (a subtree) as authoritative. The object or container is defined by specifying its distinguished name in the Distinguished name box.

An authoritative restore is an advanced operation that affects the entire domain. Try to avoid using authoritative restore unless you realize all of its implications. With the Repair Wizard, the authoritative restore of the SYSVOL does not occur automatically after an authoritative restore of Active Directory, additional steps are required. For more information, see Restoring SYSVOL authoritatively.

Computer Restart in Normal Mode

Use this page to specify how to restart the target computer in normal mode. Restarting the target domain controller in normal mode is required for the Active Directory restore to complete.

  • Let me restart computer later. With this option, you must restart the target computer manually.
  • Restart the computer now. Restarts the target computer remotely, using the boot option specified in the Boot option box. If you want to apply different startup parameters, restart the computer manually.

Completing the Repair Wizard

Use this page to view the operation results.

  • View Log. Shows the restore results log. The purpose of the log is to facilitate troubleshooting.
  • Finish. Click Finish to close the Repair Wizard.

To open the log file

  • On the Completing the Repair Wizard page, click View Log. The log includes the following entries:
    • Operation. Type of the restore operation.
    • Backup. The path and name of the backup file.
    • Created. Date and time of the backup creation.
    • Operation Started. Date and time when the wizard started the restore.
    • DIT Database restore started. Under this entry you can view a list of files the wizard has restored.
    • Operation completed. Date and time when the wizard completed the restore.

The wizard saves the log file in the following folder: %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory\Repair.

Extract Wizard

The Extract Wizard helps you restore data from a backup to a specified folder. With this wizard, you can select the System State components you want to extract from the computer’s backup and specify the destination folder for the extracted files.

The wizard has the following steps:

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