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

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