DPM - How to Enable End-User Recovery using Windows 2008 Server

DPM - How to Enable End-User Recovery using Windows 2008 Server

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To enable the end-user recovery in DPM 2007 on a Windows 2008 Server you should click on the recovery tab and then under actions (on the left hand side) click on “Configure end-user recovery…” link.  This will launch a wizard to extend the 2008 schema so that end users can recover files.  However due to security changes in Windows 2008 Server you will get an error - "Active Directory Could Not be Found" from running this on the DPM server.

Ordinarily you would configure End-User Recovery beginning in the DPM UI, under the "Recovery" tab.

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Click “Configure end-user recovery…”

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Click on the configure active directly button

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Enter the user name, password, and domain.

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Click yes

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Click OK - the process will error...

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To install the necessary Schema extension log onto the Domain Controller and then map to the DPM installation directory on the DPM server, by default this will be C:\program files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\End User Recovery, and run the DPMADSchemaExtension.exe.

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Click on run.

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Click on yes

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Enter the DPM server name

            Note: this is not the FQDN name of the server, but just the server name.

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Enter your domain name.

            Note:  This will be the FQDN domain name so if your domain is yourdomain.local enter yourdomain.local.

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This field can be left blank if the DPM server is in the same domain as the Domain Controller that owns the Schema master role.

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Click OK.

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Click OK.

Back on the DPM server, click on the recovery tab again, and then click on the “Configure end-user recovery…” link.

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Notice that the configure active directory button is grayed out and that you can place a check mark in the “Enable end-user recovery” check mark button.

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You will get a warning telling you that you must wait for a synchronization to take place before the setting change takes effect.  Click OK.

Author:  Keith Hill
Microsoft Enterprise Services

 

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  • I ran your instructions and while I am a Domain/Schema/Enterprise admin, I get the error saying I am not a member of the schema admins group.  Several of our schema admins tried and we get the same error.

  • When I try to extend from my DC (which is the Schema master) it says "Configuration faild because the account used is not a member of the schema admins group.  Try again using an account thatis a membr of the schema admins group.  I am logged into the DC and I am a Domain/Schema admin.  Any clues????

  • Hello,

    This doesn't work for Terminal Services Users on Windows Server 2008. Do you know this problem ?

    On a windows server 2008, Shadow copies client work perfectly, but when you enable Terminal Services Role, Shadow Copies doesn't work anymore.

    Thank you for your help.

    Daniel

  • I was getting the same errors when I finally realized that the problem is Server 2008.  I followed the instructions on a Server 2003 DC and it worked.

  • Thanks for your great instructions ---it worked great!