came in for my monday reboot/refresh- came back and said cannot find directory services... read that i need to restore system state. ok, doing nt and BE backups... nt backup (created before i got here) doesn't display system state in backup... older BE backup ok, restoring taking FOREVER!! (restore at 50% of cpu, says it is running)... my question is can i get the absolute current state of active directory, and restore just that from the other DC (both boxes are primary DC's)? isn't there a master blaster that sync's the two together? users are offline, so i appreciate rapid response, and bow to superior knowledge!