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How to Enable End-User Recovery

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

End-user recovery enables users to independently recover file data by retrieving recovery points of their files. Enabling end-user recovery involves configuring Active Directory Domain Services to support end-user recovery, enabling the end-user recovery feature on the DPM server, and installing the shadow copy client software on the client computers.

ImportantImportant
DPM supports only short-term, disk-based recovery for end users.

The following procedures show you how to configure Active Directory Domain Services and enable end-user recovery of file data sources.

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Before users can begin independently recovering previous versions of their files, the DPM shadow copy client software must be installed on their computers. For more information, see How to Install the Shadow Copy Client Software.

To configure Active Directory Domain Services and enable end-user recovery on a DPM server if you are a schema and domain administrator in the domain

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, on the Action menu, click Options.

  2. In the Options dialog box, on the End-user Recovery tab, click Configure Active Directory.

  3. In the Configure Active Directory dialog box, select Use current credentials or type the user name and password for an account that has both schema and domain administrator privileges, and then click OK.

  4. On the confirmation and notification prompts, click Yes and then click OK.

  5. After configuration of Active Directory Domain Services is complete, select the check box for the Enable end-user recovery option and then click OK.

To configure Active Directory Domain Services and enable end-user recovery on a DPM server if you are not a schema and domain administrator in the domain

  1. Direct a user who is both a schema and domain administrator to configure the Active Directory schema by running <drive:>\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\End User Recovery\DPMADSchemaExtension.exe on a Windows Server 2003 computer that is a member of the same domain as the DPM server.

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    If the protected computer and DPM reside in different domains, the schema needs to be extended by running the DPMADSchemaExtension.exe tool on the other domain.

  2. In the Enter Data Protection Manager Computer Name dialog box, type the name of the computer for which you want end-user recovery data in Active Directory Domain Services, and then click OK.

  3. Type the DNS domain name of the DPM computer for which you want end-user recovery data in Active Directory Domain Services, and then click OK.

  4. In the Active Directory Configuration for Data Protection Manager dialog box, click OK.

  5. In DPM Administrator Console, on the Action menu, click Options.

  6. In the Options dialog box, on the End-user Recovery tab, select the check box for the Enable end-user recovery option, and then click OK.

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