V11 SP8

Preinstallation Checklist for the Active Directory Agent

The Active Directory Agent backs up and restores individual Active Directory attributes. You can also configure the agent to back up the Domain Controller and computers in the same domain. For more information, see Overview - Active Directory Agent.

Use this preinstallation checklist to prepare the computer where the Active Directory Agent will be installed and to gather all of the information you will need during the installation.

  • Verify System Requirements

    Verify that the computer where you will install the Active Directory Agent satisfies the minimum requirements. For more information, see System Requirements.

  • Verify License Requirements

    Based on the licensing mechanism used in your CommCell environment, verify that the CommCell has the required licenses to use the Active Directory Agent. For more information, see License Requirements - Active Directory Agent.

  • Determine the Installation Location

    Based on your environment, install the Active Directory Agent on an appropriate computer.

    Environment Where to install the software
    Non-Clustered On the computer that you want to back up.
    Clustered On all physical nodes of the cluster.
  • Review User Permissions

    Review the user permission that you must have on the computer where you want to install the Active Directory Agent:

    Operating System Domain Controller Non-Domain Controller Domain Controller & ADAM/LDS Non-Domain Controller & ADAM/LDS Notes
    Windows 2003 Domain Admin N/A Domain Admin and ADAM Admin ADAM Admin -
    Windows 2008 Domain Admin Local Admin Domain Admin and LDS Admin LDS Admin and Local Admin Supports Offline DB mounting


    • Domain Admin is a user that belongs to Domain Administrator group for that domain
    • ADAM Admin is a user that belongs to the Roles\Administrator group (container) of the configuration partition for that ADAM instance.
    • LDS Admin is a user that belongs to the Roles\Administrator group (container) of the configuration partition for that LDS instance.
    • Local Admin is a user that belongs to the Local Administrators group.

    Notes: If a user with all the required permissions does not exist, you must create one and assign the necessary permissions.

  • Gather Installation Data

    Refer to the items in this section to gather the information that you will need during the installation. Record the information before you begin installing the software, so you can refer to it during the installation.

    You can install the Active Directory Agent using either the CommCell Console or the installation package created by the Download Manager. Any item that applies to only one of these installation methods is noted.

    Commvault package to install
    Install the Active Directory package, which is listed under the Application category.

    If the File System Agent is not installed on the computer, the File System Core and File System packages are automatically installed with the package you selected. The File System Agent will not consume any license.

    To gather the required information for the File System Agent, refer to the Gather Installation Data section in the Preinstallation Checklist for the Windows File System Agent.

    Client computer details
    If the File System Agent, or another package, is already installed on the computer, you are not required to gather all the computer details again. The level of detail depends on how the package you selected is installed:
    • For installations using the CommCell Console, the installation program requests only the name of the client computer.
    • For installations using the installation package, the installation program reads the details from the previous installation.