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Backup and Restore Management Tasks

Updated: December 5, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

 

Task Permissions Required to Perform Task

Back up Active Directory

User-right Backup Files and Directories is required.

User performing task needs to be member of Administrators (BuiltIn\Admins) group on DC because NTBACKUP required user to be Administrator to perform System-State backup.

Perform an Non-Authoritative restore of Active Directory from Backup Media

In Stand-alone mode:

  • User-right Restore Files and Directories is required.

  • User needs to be member of local Administrators group on server because NTBACKUP required user to be Administrator to perform System-State restore.

In DS-Restore mode:

  • User needs to be Administrator in DS Restore mode.

Perform an Authoritative restore of Active Directory from Backup Media

Requires user to be Administrator in DS Restore mode.

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