DPM, Previous Versions and Terminal Services

We use Data Protection Manager to allow end-users to perform self-service recovery on their own homes drives by using previous versions. This integrates with Active Directory to present the replica shares directly from the DPM server which performs the backup.

It seems that the functionality of this tab is disabled by default on remote desktop (RDP) servers, which means that users on such servers – most of ours as we operate an extensive remote desktop environment – didn’t have this functionality.

In order to enable this functionality you’ll need to create a DWORD registry key called “EnableDLSPreviousVersionsOnTS” in the following location:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

Once done, reboot the server at a suitable time and the functionality will be re-enabled for users on remote desktop servers.

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