Skip to main content

This article applies to Cloud.

Other available versions:

Version 6 | Version 5 | Version 4icon.qnmark.png

Available in:

Small Business
Code42 Support

Administrator's guide to getting started with the Code42 environment

This article applies to Cloud.

Other available versions:

Version 6 | Version 5 | Version 4icon.qnmark.png

Available in:

Small Business


Code42 administrators can use this article to quickly locate resources for configuring and managing a Code42 environment. The steps below are optional and provided as suggestions for what to do next when first configuring.

Test backup and restore

Use the Code42 app to verify that your Code42 environment is installed correctly and to familiarize yourself with the backup and restore workflow for users.

Back up

Restore files

  • Restore files from the Code42 app.
    • Restoring files from the Code42 app is the most common method for restoring files.
    • There are no limits on the amount of data that can be restored at one time with the app.
  • Restore files from the web.
    • Quickly access files backed up to a cloud destination using the administration console.
    • Administrators can configure a data limit for web restores (250 MB by default).
Administrator restore
In addition, administrators with appropriate permissions can restore files for end users; see Manage your Code42 environment for more information.

Familiarize yourself with the administration console

Explore the administration console.

  • Learn the basics of navigating the administration console.
  • Use the administration console to view, manage, monitor, and configure your Code42 environment.
  • Apply settings across your Code42 environment.

Plan and configure your environment

Your Code42 environment is structured into organizations, users, and devices. This hierarchy lets you configure and manage settings and data across job functions and in accordance with regulatory needs. It also gives you the ability to quickly address potential data security concerns and legal mandates with minimal disruption to your users.

Add organizations

Configure backup policies

Add users

Add users from the administration console.

  • Add individual users manually.
  • Create multiple users at once by uploading a text file.
  • Invite multiple users by sending an email invite. Invited users create their accounts from the administration console.

Deploy the Code42 app

Configure authentication and directory services

Harden security

Enhance the security of your Code42 environment.

Manage your Code42 environment

Once your Code42 environment is configured and deployed, you can use the administration console to monitor user activity and manage access and retention of data.

Restore files for users

Restore users' files from the administration console.

  • Restore files for other users as an administrator.
  • Restore to a zip file on your computer.
  • "Push" a restore to the user's device. (Code42 for Enterprise only)

Replace a computer or hard drive

Grant and remove access

Monitor file activity

  • Set up endpoint monitoring.
    Monitor file activity on each device in real time to detect file exfiltration.
  • Configure activity profiles.
    Define profiles in Code42 Security Center to generate an email notification when a user exceeds a defined file activity threshold.
  • Configure Forensic File Search.
    Set up searching for file activity to answer questions such as:
    • Who has a specific file?
    • Are there any files in the enterprise infected with malware?
    • What file activity occurred during a security incident?


Foundational concepts

For an understanding of the foundational concepts underpinning the Code42 environment, refer to the articles below.

Security Model
  • How Backup Works
    An explanation of how Code42 for Enterprise analyzes, compresses, encrypts, transmits, and stores data.
  • Archive Encryption Key Security
    An in-depth look at encryption-key options, as well as other important aspects of your backup's security.

Resources and support

For additional information, you can search our extensive support site or contact our Customer Champion team.