Configuring end-user recovery

Published : April 8, 2005 | Updated : August 17, 2005

You can enable the end-user recovery option to allow end users to independently recover data by retrieving shadow copies of files. End users can recover shadow copies through shared folders on the DPM server, through a Distributed File System (DFS) namespace, or by using the Recover Deleted Items command on the Microsoft Office 2003 Tools menu.

End-user recovery is supported in the Active Directory directory service domains in which the domain controllers are running either Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 4 (SP4) or later installed and with schema modifications enabled.


To get the latest updates for Windows 2000 Server, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 260910. For instructions on enabling schema modifications on a Windows 2000 domain controller, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 285172.

Enabling end-user recovery involves enabling the end-user recovery feature on the DPM server and installing the shadow copy client software on the client computers.

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