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BackupExec 2010 R2: Active Directory Backup Procedure

Posted by Brajesh Panda on November 17, 2010

Service Account Requirement

1. Normal AD backup (This way we will not able to restore individual AD Objects)

* Below Permissions are required to be configured on “Default Domain Controllers Group Policy”. In Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller you will find this GPO by opening GPMC.MSC -> Domain -> Domain Controllers -> Right click “Default Domain Controllers Policy & Edit * Act as part of the operating system
* Create a token object (which can be used to access any local resources) * Log on as service
* Log on as a batch job (allows a user to be logged on by means of a batch-queue facility)
* Backup files and directories (provides rights to backup files and directories)
* Restore files and directories (provides rights to restore files and directories) * Manage auditing and security log
* Official Reference:

2. Backup Exec 2010 R2 software GRT (Granular Recovery Technology) based backup features. GRT feature enables us to restore single objects, even single attributes of a user object. * Domain Admin privilege
* Official Reference:

Agent Installation

3. If you are going to use native domain DC, in which Backup server is member off, You can push/install the BackupExec agent from the console itself.

4. If you are going to use a different domain DC in the same/other forest, in which Backup server is member off, follow below steps to perform the installation. Else you will receive remote registry error.

* Add the service account to the local administrator of Backup Server
* Logon to Backup Server using the same service account & push backup exec agents to the concern domain controller
* After installation make sure you configure the BackupExec client with Backup server’s FQDN & IP Address. Else you will not able to see the server name in backup servers selection list panel.


Create Selection List & Backup Jobs

5. If you are backing a Different Domain DC in the same/other forest.

* Register the “Network Logon” Account at BackupExec Console -> Network Menu -> Logon Accounts

6. Create a selection list & use the above account as logon account for the same

7. Connect the selection list to right backup policy


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Addtional DHCP Options in Windows 2003 – 150 Option for Cisco VOIP Phones

Posted by Brajesh Panda on November 16, 2010

Define Other DHCP Scope Options in Windows 2003 DHCP server.

Example: Configure TFTP Server for Cisco Phones

In Windows 2003 Server right-click the server node on the DHCP MMC and choose Set Predefined Options 2.

In Windows 2008 (R2) server right click the IPv4 icon and choose Set Predefined Options 2

When the Predefined Options and Values window comes up, click Add;

3. When the Options Type window comes up, type a name for the option such as “TFTP Server for Cisco IP Phones”. 4. On the Data Type drop-down menu, select IP Address.
5. On the Code text field, enter 150.
6. On the Description text field, type a description for the scope, such as “Used by Cisco IP Phones”. 7. Check the box next to Array
8. Click OK twice.

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How to change Active Directory User Display Name format to “LastName, FirstName”?

Posted by Brajesh Panda on November 12, 2010

Change Active Directory User Display Name format to “LastName, FirstName”

è Open ADSIEDI.MSC -> Connect to required Domain -> Configuration Partion -> CN=DisplaySpecifiers -> CN=409 -> CN=user-Display -> Go to Properties -> Change the value to %, % %


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Optimize CRM 4.0 Org Import – Registry key & User Mapping file

Posted by Brajesh Panda on November 4, 2010

è Try to use latest roll ups in your environment

è Optimize Org Import by creating a DWORD registry entry “OptimizeOrgImport” with value 1

è If you are using Active Directory to map users, you may like to point your CRM server by creating below registry entry.

è Try to use User Mapping file for Import.

o To use this method you have to 1st generate User Mapping XML file.

o Start Org Import wizard & select “Generate a new mapping file”, browse & provide a path & file name for the file & click import

o This will generate a blank mapping XML file. Like below screenshot

o If you like to map same old user set in the new environment, you have to populate user AD authentication credentials between double quotes of new=””

o Use Visual Studio for mass modification of the same. Open the XML file in Visual Studio & do “Ctrl + H” & use below parameters to do necessary edit in the XML file

§ Find What: “{([a-zA-Z\]+)(([a-zA-Z0-9]*)|([a-zA-Z0-9]*.[a-zA-Z0-9]*))}” new={“”}

§ Replace With: “\1″ new=”\1”

§ Make sure to select USE: Regular Expressions

§ Click on Replace All

o Now use the new XML file for CRM Org Import

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