Urgent!! Windows 2003 domain and restoration of server...

Hi All,
I need to restore Windows Server 2003 domain controller to a prevous state using ntbackup.  This is the only DC in the small network.  I have a good backup from a time when the server wasn't wigging out.  Currently, Explorer in the W2K3 server is buggy; some stuff will execute, some won't.  ntbackup.exe is one that will load into memory but the UI will not appear.  This is true during normal operations, safemode, and directory services restore mode.

My question is this:  if I wipe this server box out and reload it from scratch, and then restore from my backup (system state, etc.), will the client workstations be affected adversely?  In otherwords, to avoid remvoing client workstations from the domain, if I wipe the server box and then restore system state, does it completely restore the security 'context' of the original domain sufficiently that the client workstation would not know the difference?

Any advise is welcome!

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colepcAuthor Commented:
Thanks!  Tell us, what will you do with all those points?

I am trying not to spend everthing at the same time :)
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