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SCDPM 2012 SP1 in a LAB – Configuration (Part B – Configure End User Recovery)

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Configure System Center Data Protection Manager – Configure End User Recovery

 

Configure Active Directory

In reference to this TechNet article, by configuring Active Directory Domain Services to support end-user recovery.

Start by launching the DPM console, and click on Management.

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In the toolbar at the top of the screen, click on Options.

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On the Options dialog, on the ‘End-User Recovery’ tab, click on the ‘Configure Active Directory’ button.

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On the Configure Active Directory dialog, supply credentials with permissions to update Active Directory. Then press OK.

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You will encounter the following message, click Yes.

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You will also encounter this other message, press OK.

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NOTE: You may encounter the following error message. Press OK.

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We have to perform a workaround to accomplish this.

 

 

Extend Active Directory Schema

Since there is an issue with using the Configure Active Directory option, we have to perform a workaround.

 

The reason is the way the security of Windows Server is configured.

 

The workaround is to use the DPMADSchemaExtension tool, located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\End User Recovery\. In order to run this tool logon to a domain controller map to the directory above and run DPMADSchemaExtension.exe.

 

Log onto a domain controller, and copy the DPMADSchemaExtension.exe tool from the DPM server to the domain controller. Right-click on the EXE and choose ‘Run as Administrator’.

AD Extension 01.png

 

On the following prompt, click Yes.

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Enter Data Protection Manager Computer Name, note this is not the FQDN name of the server, but just the server name. Then press OK.

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Enter Data Protection Manager Server domain name, note this will be the FQDN domain name so if your domain is yourdomain.local enter yourdomain.local. Then press OK.

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Enter Protected Computer Domain Name. 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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On this information dialog, press OK.

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You may encounter the following prompt, especially if you are attempting this on Windows Server 2012. You will have to close this dialog, install .NET Framework 3.5 and then re-run the DPMADSchemaExtension.exe tool on the Domain Controller.

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After having successfully installed .NET Framework 3.5, and re-running the DPMADSchemaExtension.exe tool, when it completes you should encounter this message. Press OK.

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Log back into your DPM server, and open the Options window. On the End-User Recovery tab, you will notice that the ‘Configure Active Directory’ button is now disabled, and the ‘Enable End-User Recovery’ checkbox is available. Ensure that this checkbox is selected, and press OK.

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You will encounter the following information message, press OK.

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When I try to run it on my win 2012 server (DC) I get an error message Active directory could not be configured because the Active directory domain could not be found. make sure that the domain name is properly constructed.

 

Of course I have checked everything on the dns server and they seem ok. Any advice?

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I forgot to mention that the application crashes. This is the error message

 

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: dpmdsacl.exe
Application Version: 4.2.1092.0
Application Timestamp: 51b1e89d
Fault Module Name: KERNELBASE.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.2.9200.16384
Fault Module Timestamp: 5010ab2d
Exception Code: e0434352
Exception Offset: 00000000000189cc
OS Version: 6.2.9200.2.0.0.272.7
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: d522
Additional Information 2: d5228251694f130212c01ab1b52ad2a6
Additional Information 3: f006
Additional Information 4: f0060b8cc4cf2f0263dbfa755d36d270

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I'm also having the same problem where the dpmdsacl.exe application crashes when trying to update the schema. I have tried running the schema update from the DPM management GUI and also by logging onto the schema master DC and running DPMADSchemaExtension.exe but I get the same results. I've also tried running as an administrator but no dice. I'm running a new install of DPM 2012 R2, our AD forest is Server 2008 R2. I had played around with DPM 2010 a couple years ago and may have extended the schema back then if that makes a difference.

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I'm also having the same problem where the dpmdsacl.exe application crashes when trying to update the schema. I have tried running the schema update from the DPM management GUI and also by logging onto the schema master DC and running DPMADSchemaExtension.exe but I get the same results. I've also tried running as an administrator but no dice. I'm running a new install of DPM 2012 R2, our AD forest is Server 2008 R2. I had played around with DPM 2010 a couple years ago and may have extended the schema back then if that makes a difference

There is a bug. I have already created technet topic about this issue. I've got answer, Microsoft recommends to use DPMadextensiontool from SCDPM 2012 SP1 installation or use a script.

I haven't tried to use this script, I've just copied extension tool from our production backup server.

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