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Configuring Active Directory and enabling End-user Recovery in DPM
Once the three configurations are completed, end-users can begin independently
recovering previous versions of their data. When users recover their own data they
are actually pulling recovery points of their data from the DPM server.
We will cover the DPM shadow copy client software in more detail when we cover
End-user Recovery later in Chapter 6 . There are a couple of things we will note here:
• The DPM shadow copy must be installed on all end-user computers that will
be protected.
• If your client computers contain the Shadow Copy software already it must
be updated to support DPM. The Shadow Copy client software is supported
on Windows XP SP2 and later, as well as Server 2003 and later. If your
environment consists of Windows Vista or Windows 7 clients you do not
need to install the shadow client software on these computers.
• Active Directory must be configured before DPM will let you enable
End-user Recovery. When you configure Active Directory what you are
actually doing is extending the Active Directory schema for DPM. The Active
Directory schema only needs to be extended once per DPM server you install
in your environment. For example, if you have three DPM servers you will
need to extend Active Directory schema a total of three times—once for each
DPM server.
Configuring Active Directory and enabling End-user
Recovery in DPM
Here are the step-by-step instructions to configure Active Directory and enable
End-user Recovery for DPM. There are two sets of steps—one for configuring AD
automatically and one for configuring AD manually:
Log on to the DPM server with a domain account that has domain
administrator and schema administrator privileges.
Open the DPM Administrator Console.
Go to the Action menu and click Options.
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