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Restore Active Directory With Backup exec

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We hve only one windows 2003 server running as DC and Exchange server. Hard drive dead.
I need to Restore active directory on this server. I am using backup exec to backup system state and volume shadow copy.

 Can anyone please explain the step by step procedure. I tried to boot in to directory restore mode and try to restored it but server can log on to domain but there is no active directory in MMC.
aND I CAN ADD IN TO mmc
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by:mcse2007
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The reason as to why you need to logon into your server under restore mode because the active directory database service is not running - the whole idea of restore mode, active directory database is shutdown so you can restore.

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by:Sinder255248
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Take a look at this article:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/241594
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Kini pradeep earned 1500 total points
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considering that you have a single domain controller.
Boot in the DS restore mode ( there is no AD in this mode else you would not be able to restore)
restore from the backup and reboot the server in the normal mode, its that simple to say.
the authoritative restore is in cae you have multiple DC's and need to restore a subtree or any deleted objects.
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by:Team-IT2007
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My service pack level was wrong. I was building windows with sp2 but my server before crash was sp1. I was not over writing files in veritas as well.

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