Requirements for the Active Directory Recovery Agent

Article:HOWTO23314  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-07-28  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO23314
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Requirements for the Active Directory Recovery Agent

Review the following requirements before you restore individual objects and attributes using the Active Directory Recovery Agent:

  • You must have a full mode backup of the ADAM/AD LDS or the Windows System State (where Active Directory is installed).

  • You must use one of the following Windows operating systems on the computer where Active Directory is in use:

    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

    • Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 4.

      ADRA does not support reanimation of objects from the Active Directory Deleted Objects container on a Windows 2000 domain controller. Symantec recommends that you use the Remote Agent on a Windows 2003 domain controller to run GRT restore jobs of deleted objects. Deleted objects can only be restored using an agent on a Windows 2000 domain controller if the Recreate deleted object check box is checked. This check box is located on the Restore Job Properties dialog box after you select the Microsoft Active Directory node under Settings.

    • Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 or later

    • Windows Server 2003 R2

    • Windows Server 2008

    • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • You must use a version of the Windows operating system that supports minifilter drivers on the media server that runs the restore job. Minifilter drivers are supported in the following Windows operating systems:

    • Windows 2000 with both Service Pack 4 and the Windows 2000 Rollup Patch 1 installed

    • Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 or later installed.

    • Windows Server 2003 R2

    • Windows Server 2008

    • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • You must run the Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows Systems on the computer where Active Directory is installed.

  • You must designate a location on the media server disk where Backup Exec can temporarily place the objects and attributes that are being restored when you restore from tape.

  • Make sure you select the option Use Backup Exec Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) to enable the restore of individual objects from Active Directory backups. Individual attributes and properties cannot be restored from full Active Directory and ADAM/AD LDS backups if you do not select this option during backup.

    Note:

    You cannot restore individual objects and attributes from Active Directory backups for a Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC). You should do GRT backups and restores of the Active Directory to a writable centralized datacenter domain controller.

See About installing the Active Directory Recovery Agent

See How the Active Directory Recovery Agent works

See About restoring individual Active Directory and ADAM/AD LDS objects


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