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.


Click “Configure end-user recovery…”


Click on the configure active directly button


Enter the user name, password, and domain.


Click yes


Click OK - the process will error...





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.






Click on run.


Click on yes


Enter the DPM server name

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


Enter your domain name.

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


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.


Click OK.


Click OK.

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



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.


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.


  • 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!