Urgent, need help with NTDSutil syntax, disaster recovery
Posted on 2006-05-16
I am trying to run NTDSutil to restore ADS so I can then do an Exchange restore (I HOPE). I am using Backup Exec 10.0 for SBS. I already let SBS install and configue ADS and Exchange to match the old names of the crashed server (different box). I think was was my first mistake. Not knowing the name of the windows folder (windows or winnt, I don't know) seems to be a problem too.. right now it's at "windows" and I was going to go with that.
The error I get when I try to run NTDSutil is:
Opening DIT Database...
Could not initialize the jet engine: Jet Error -528.
Error 8000ffff parsing input - illegal syntax?
Authoritative Restore failed.
---end of error
I need to restore all the user accounts and what not for the Exchange restore. The command it has me run is:
Restore Subtree ou=MyBusiness\Users\SBSUsers.dc=mydomain,dc=local
(for mydoman.local, the users folder)
and it gives me that error.. I am using the computers ou as an example.. again, I am not really sure what I need to restore.. I need to get the users back for the exchange restore to run properly.