Specifying Active Directory Objects

The Active Directory step of the wizard is available if you have chosen the Microsoft Active Directory objects option at the Type step of the wizard.

At this step of the wizard, select Active Directory objects that you want to add to the protection group. You can add to a protection group the following types of Active Directory objects: domain, organizational unit, container, computer, failover cluster, or group.

To add Active Directory objects to a protection group:

  1. In the Search for objects in this domain field, click Change.
  2. In the Specify Domain window, specify settings of the domain whose objects you want to include in the protection group:
  1. In the Domain controller or domain DNS name field, type a name of the domain controller or domain whose objects you want to include in the protection group.
  2. In the Port field, specify a port number over which Veeam Backup & Replication must communicate with the domain controller. By default, Veeam Backup & Replication uses port 389.
  3. From the Account list, select a user account that is a member of the DOMAIN\Administrators group. If you have not set up credentials beforehand, click the Manage accounts link or click Add on the right to add credentials. For more information, see the Credentials Manager section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
  4. Click OK to close the Specify Domain window.


If you want to include a large number of computers in the protection group but do not want to use an account with domain administrator permissions in the protection group settings, consider configuring a protection group based on a list of computers imported from a CSV file. To learn more, see Select Protection Group Type.

  1. In the Selected objects field, click Add.
  2. In the Add Objects window, select the necessary Active Directory object in the tree and click OK. You can press and hold the [Ctrl] key to select multiple objects at once.

To quickly find the necessary object, you can use the search field at the bottom of the Add Objects window.

  1. Click the button to the left of the search field and select the necessary type of object to search for: Everything, Computer, Failover Cluster, Organizational Unit, Container, or Group.
  2. Enter the object name or a part of it in the search field.
  3. Click the Start search button on the right or press [Enter].

Specifying Active Directory Objects 

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