Lab: Active Directory Backups

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Ambrose Garza(@ambroseg)
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5 months ago

having troubles restoring backup. says sysvol not in backup so -authsysvol command not working.

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Ambrose Garza(@ambroseg)
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Reply to  Paul Hill
5 months ago

I tried it again just now and had changed browsers. but also did the recover step last since it had been giving me so much trouble and this time I had no problems doing lab. I had done the lab on my home lab and it had no problems so it was weird the online lab did the 4 times I tired it. With no steps different. other then reopening ad after deleting items and other checks of backup.

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Levi Amerine(@levi-amerine)
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Reply to  Ambrose Garza
3 months ago

Following steps correctly via the lectures and having the same issue where “No SYSVOL component was found in specified backup.”

I cannot quite discern what you did in order to get it to work for you Ambrose. Could you elaborate more on how you ensured the sysvol was present?

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Levi Amerine(@levi-amerine)
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Reply to  Levi Amerine
3 months ago

I wanted to note that I reloaded the lab, followed all the steps the same as the first with two additions: I switched from Chrome to Firefox, and after deleting the information from AD, I closed and then reopened AD. Second time around I got it to work.

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Ricardo P(@ricardop)
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3 months ago

Hi profile avatar Levi Amerine
We are glad you were able to complete the Lab.
Thank you for posting your troubleshooting tips.
Ricardo

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Paul Ma(@paulm)
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Reply to  Ambrose Garza
3 months ago

I am experiencing the same issue with sysvol. How do I ensure sysvol is in the backup?
I have tried to restart the lab several times to no avail.

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Allan Valenzuela(@allan-valenzuela)
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Reply to  Ambrose Garza
1 month ago

same issue with sysvol

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aaron marriotti(@aaron-marriotti)
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4 months ago

I just completed this lab with 100% and it did not “check box” meaning completed after I exited out of the grading page.

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Ricardo P(@ricardop)
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4 months ago

Hi profile avatar aaron marriotti

I see you have completed the Lab: Active Directory Backups. The one I see is not complete is the Lab: ADUC PowerShell Automation. Let me know if there is an issue with it not marking as complete or if you need further help.

Ricardo

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Ritva(@ritva-niemela)
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Reply to  aaron marriotti
2 months ago

Go back to lab section and just press the check box. It worked for me. Had the same problem before.

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Ritva(@ritva-niemela)
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2 months ago

I run the system state recovery to end and it goes ok. After lock in as admin i try to check if the backup was restored and I get this error message: Unable to execute script within virtual machine Lab25609542-SADC01. The credentials passed to PowerShell are invalid. So i cant go forward to snapshot because my AD server is not activate? I tried couple of times and same error  🤔 

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Ricardo P(@ricardop)
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2 months ago

Hi profile avatar Ritva Niemela
Is this when scoring the recently performed task out of the virtual machine? If it is the case when clicking the score button make sure Windows is up and running on the desktop.
Let me know if you are ok now since I see your second post on checking the lab to complete it.
Thank you,
Ricardo

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Isagara Robert(@isagara-robert)
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2 months ago

I see no OU DNSAdmins group in this lap to delete and then restore

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Ricardo P(@ricardop)
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2 months ago

Hi profile avatar Isagara Robert

It is located under the Users container.

Ricardo

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Isagara Robert(@isagara-robert)
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Reply to  Ricardo P
2 months ago

profile avatar RICARDO PEREDDO Have seen it,what is the equivalent of F8 to interrupt the server boot sequence

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Ricardo P(@ricardop)
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2 months ago

From the labs, F8 to enter the Advanced Boot Options. You can press F2 or ESC to enter the Boot Manager.

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Isagara Robert(@isagara-robert)
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2 months ago

This is Backup and Restoration, what if its a migration from an old server running AD DS to a newly installed AD DS

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Ricardo P(@ricardop)
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2 months ago

Typically on Windows Server AD DS migrations, I have installed a new version and joined it to the domain. I then migrate the FSMO roles from the old server to the new one and decommission the old server.

There might be other methods depending on your environment. Here is a link to migrate different roles:
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/upgrade-migrate-roles-features

Ricardo

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victoriav(@victoriav)
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1 month ago

hi, I am using virtual keyboard to press F8 on power on but VM boots normally. What am I missing? Thank you.

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Ricardo P(@ricardop)
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1 month ago

You are doing it right. It should work with the Virtual Keyboard but it is tricky since it might reboot before getting ready to press F8. You can also press the F8 key on your keyboard, placing the cursor on top of the Windows Virtual Machine.

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Divine Kokoti(@divine-kokoti)
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1 month ago

Hi Guys,
I have been running this for a week and have been getting this error message. I have tried all the troubleshooting that I could lay my hands on, including those here but all to no avail.

ERROR- “The value for the parameter or option: version is missing”.

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