We have a new installation of Windows 2003 Server on the same machine as a previous 2003 server. I reinstalled after working many hours with no luck on restoring a corrupt registry (no backup...). Now I have a newly built Server but all old users and file permissions are gone of course.
I still have the old NTDS directory with it's database. Is there a way to restore the old database over the current one?
I tried using ESENTUTL but this returned a checksum error. I may be doing something wrong but I ran the following from the old ntds path:
ESENTUTL /d ntds.dit