Configuration - Active Directory iDataAgent

After installing the Active Directory Agent, you can make changes at the subclient level.

Before You Begin

  • To perform Active Directory agent installation, administrator privileges are required. The user must be a member of the Domain Administrator Group.

  • Backup and restore operations require the following permissions:

    • The backup user must be a part of the domain user. By default, the Normal domain user has Read permissions in the Active Directory domain. However, DNS Zones are not backed up using that account.

    • User performing restore operations must at the minimum have Read, Change and Create Child Objects permissions. By default, the user in Domain Admins group, or Enterprise Admins group, or the Administrators group have all the required permissions. For more information about user permissions, see Active Directory User Permissions.


Once installed, follow the steps given below to assign a storage policy with the default subclient:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers > client > Active Directory > defaultBackupSet.

  2. Right-click the default subclient, and then click Properties.

  3. Click the Storage Device tab.

  4. On the Storage Device tab, from Storage Policy list, select the storage policy to use for the default subclient. If you do not have Storage Policy created, see Creating a Storage Policy.

  5. Click OK.

  6. On the Content tab, click Browse.

  7. Select the organizational unit to be backed up and then, click Add.

    Repeat this step to include all the organizational units to be backed up.

  8. In the Backup Schedule dialog box, click Do Not Schedule, and then click OK.