0%

0/1 Lessons

Course Introduction

• 1min

0 / 1 lessons complete

Getting Started with Active Directory Domain Services

• 52min

0 / 6 lessons complete

Introduction to Active Directory Users & Computers

• 1hr 27min

0 / 10 lessons complete

Adding a Second Domain Controller

• 1hr 31min

0 / 7 lessons complete

Active Directory Backups

• 1hr 24min

0 / 5 lessons complete

How to Administrate Active Directory with Windows PowerShell

• 1hr 58min

0 / 7 lessons complete

Administrating AD SS (Active Directory Sites and Services)

• 1hr 3min

0 / 5 lessons complete

Active Directory Trusts

• 54min

0 / 5 lessons complete

Modifying the Active Directory Schema

• 43min

0 / 3 lessons complete

Course Conclusion

• 2min

0 / 1 lessons complete

Lab: Active Directory Backups

Instructions

Q&A (0)

Notes (0)

Resources (0)

Saving Progress...

Resources

There are no resources for this lesson.

Notes can be saved and accessed anywhere in the course. They also double as bookmarks so you can quickly review important lesson material.

Create note

5 1 vote
Lesson Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
profile avatar
41 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

profile avatar
Ambrose Garza(@ambroseg)
Member
1 year ago

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

profile avatar
Ambrose Garza(@ambroseg)
Member
Reply to  Paul Hill
1 year 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.

profile avatar
Levi Amerine(@levi-amerine)
Member
Reply to  Ambrose Garza
1 year 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?

profile avatar
Levi Amerine(@levi-amerine)
Member
Reply to  Levi Amerine
1 year 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.

profile avatar
Ricardo P(@ricardop)
Admin
Reply to  Levi Amerine
1 year ago

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

profile avatar
Paul Ma(@paulm)
Member
Reply to  Ambrose Garza
1 year 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.

Last edited 1 year ago by Paul Ma
profile avatar
Allan Valenzuela(@allan-valenzuela)
Member
Reply to  Ambrose Garza
1 year ago

same issue with sysvol

profile avatar
aaron marriotti(@aaron-marriotti)
Member
1 year ago

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

profile avatar
Ricardo P(@ricardop)
Admin
Reply to  aaron marriotti
1 year 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

profile avatar
Ritva(@ritva-niemela)
Member
Reply to  aaron marriotti
1 year ago

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

profile avatar
Ritva(@ritva-niemela)
Member
1 year 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  🤔 

profile avatar
Ricardo P(@ricardop)
Admin
Reply to  Ritva
1 year 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

profile avatar
Isagara Robert(@isagara-robert)
Member
1 year ago

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

profile avatar
Ricardo P(@ricardop)
Admin
Reply to  Isagara Robert
1 year ago

Hi profile avatar Isagara Robert

It is located under the Users container.

Ricardo

profile avatar
Isagara Robert(@isagara-robert)
Member
Reply to  Ricardo P
1 year ago

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

profile avatar
Ricardo P(@ricardop)
Admin
Reply to  Isagara Robert
1 year ago

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

profile avatar
Isagara Robert(@isagara-robert)
Member
1 year ago

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

profile avatar
Ricardo P(@ricardop)
Admin
Reply to  Isagara Robert
1 year 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

profile avatar
victoriav(@victoriav)
Member
1 year ago

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

profile avatar
Ricardo P(@ricardop)
Admin
Reply to  victoriav
1 year 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.

profile avatar
Divine Kokoti(@divine-kokoti)
Member
1 year 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”.

profile avatar
Brandon Addai(@brandon-addai)
Member
1 year ago

After rebooting the pc in DSRM mode, and signing back in with the local admin account, I get an error that states, “The remote shared folder does not exist”. I stored the backup on the shared drive folder [ //sadc01/netlogon ]. I am not able to attach a screenshot in this comment .

profile avatar
Ricardo P(@ricardop)
Admin
Reply to  Brandon Addai
1 year ago

Hi profile avatar Brandon Addai

That’s correct, I see the folders missing when entering in DSRM. That’s because you are in that special mode trying to recover AD. Your backup should be stored anyway on %systemroot%\sysvol\sysvol\[domain name]\scripts folder. The problem is we can’t trick the wizard during the recovery to use the local path unless you share the scripts folder. It will be a good idea to use another shared folder 🙂

Ricardo

profile avatar
Hamza Al-Koubaisi(@hamza-al-koubaisi)
Member
1 year ago

Hello, so it’s probably a dumb question (I’m extremely new to this) but there’s no backup folder in the shared drive, and I have no idea how to create one, what do I do now? 🙁 Thank you in advance for any help!

profile avatar
Ricardo P(@ricardop)
Admin
Reply to  Hamza Al-Koubaisi
1 year ago

Hi profile avatar Hamza Al-Koubaisi

You need to create the Backups folder under the C:\ drive. Check the following steps on how to do it:

https://www.mustbegeek.com/share-a-folder-in-windows-server-2016/

Ricardo

profile avatar
derricka2(@derricka2)
Member
10 months ago

I finally got it to back up but there is no active directory anymore smh

profile avatar
Ricardo P(@ricardop)
Admin
Reply to  derricka2
10 months ago

Oh! That is weird. Can you try it again? Sometimes doing it twice might give you different results.

profile avatar
KirstyH(@kirsty-hall)
Member
9 months ago

I’m half-way through the Active Directory Backups lab but now can’t access it. I was waiting for it to restore the backup, went to make a cup of tea and when I came back I clicked ctrl-alt-del, but the screen just flickers for a second and nothing happens. The logon screen doesn’t appear. I’ve restarted it but it’s still doing the same thing.

profile avatar
Ricardo P(@ricardop)
Admin
Reply to  KirstyH
9 months ago

Hi profile avatar Kirsty Hall

Thank you for letting us know. I will check on the lab to see if there’s any issue.
I see the lab is in a saved state and you might be able to resume it. Not sure if that might be the reason but you can always restart a new instance on the lab if needed.

Ricardo

profile avatar
KirstyH(@kirsty-hall)
Member
Reply to  Ricardo P
9 months ago

I restarted it a few times and eventually it started working. I have downloaded the pdf showing that I have done it, but it isn’t showing up on my record as completed.

profile avatar
Ricardo P(@ricardop)
Admin
Reply to  KirstyH
9 months ago

Glad to hear that you were able to complete it. I have gone ahead and marked the lab as complete for you.

profile avatar
mohammadalik(@mohammadalik)
Member
8 months ago

The Lab time for this part is not enough. 30 min for Backup. 40 to 50 min to Backup recovery and the rest just forget

profile avatar
Ricardo P(@ricardop)
Admin
Reply to  mohammadalik
8 months ago

Hi profile avatar Mohammad Ali Karimi

There are a couple of 15-minute extensions which can give you more time. If this still is not enough, let us know.

Ricardo

profile avatar
daleg(@daleg)
Member
3 months ago

I do the wbadmin command to restore the version – I get that the Share is not available.

profile avatar
Ricardo P(@ricardop)
Admin
Reply to  daleg
3 months ago

Hi profile avatar Dale Green

Check if the share is available by entering the UNC path on the File Explorer window. If it is it might be a command syntax issue as well if the share is available.

Ricardo

profile avatar
johnt5(@johnt5)
Member
1 month ago

tried this twice, it wouldn’t allow this command for -authsysvol and when i ran it without this and rebooted the system it then came up with the image attached

Screenshot-2024-04-11-123950
profile avatar
Ricardo P(@ricardop)
Admin
Reply to  johnt5
1 month ago

Hi profile avatar John Thorne

I was doing the lab doing the System State Backup suppressing the -authsysvol from the wbadmin in command prompt, but after reboot I don’t see the error as you shared on the screenshot. I note that you did it twice already so that is weird since we are doing the same IT lab. Did you do the reboot with msconfig? Can you reboot the server again after a backup?

Ricardo

profile avatar
johnt5(@johnt5)
Member
Reply to  Ricardo P
1 month ago

right got it, the backup command worked with the -authsysvol command when i rebooted the machine using the msconfig procedure, the first two times i tried this, i tried the F8 system and selected the “directory services repair mode” and the wbadmin start systemstaterecovery -version:[Insert your version identifier here] –authsysvol wouldn’t run with the –authsysvol at the end, but it ran fine after rebooting the machine using the msconfig. so i have now passed that with this.