Privileges and Permissions

Privileges required to backup using RecoveryManager Plus

ManageEngine RecoveryManager Plus provides administrators the ability to back up and restore their Active Directory, Office 365, and Exchange environments.

This following table will explain the level of privileges required to backup and restore using RecoveryManager Plus.

Component Privileges Required Additional Remarks
Active Directory
  • A member of the Domain Administrators group.
  • A member of the Schema Administrators group.*

* If you wish to store the password of user accounts when the user account gets deleted, make sure that the account used is a member of the Schema Administrators group.

If you choose to save passwords of user accounts, RecoveryManager Plus will modify the AD schema to instruct AD to retain the Unicode-pwd attribute when a user is deleted. The Schema Administrator privilege is required to modify the schema accordingly.

Exchange (on-premises and online) A member of the Organization Management role group.  
SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business User must be assigned the SharePoint administrator role. The user whose account is used to configure the product will be provided Site Admin Permission to all SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business sites by the product. To remove the user account’s access to particular SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business sites, follow the steps listed here.

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