Restore deleted users in Active Directory Server 2008

During a Exchange issue all users with mailboxes were WIPED OUT of AD. This is our complete user base. I know there are ways to undo this action. Can some give me a step by step process for doing so?

Thanks!
LVL 3
Majo2469Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
At the bottom of this page there is a link to a program called ADRestore, try that. I found it really useful.

http://www.petri.co.il/recovering-deleted-items-active-directory.htm
0
Mike KlineCommented:
You can do an authoritative restore of those objects

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=840001

You boot into DSRM then restore the system state then mark the objects as authoritative (directions in the link it is done using ntdsutil)

Thanks

Mike
0
AwinishCommented:
Is all your dc is windows 2008 R2,if yes you can use recycle bin else follow Mkline71 way.

As adrestore will not restore group membership,so only option left is authortative restore.

There is another tool called quest,give a try to that also.

http://www.lucidsolutionsgroup.com/activedirectory/52-active-directory-recycle-bin-finally.html

http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/2009/08/27/the-ad-recycle-bin-understanding-implementing-best-practices-and-troubleshooting.aspx
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Majo2469Author Commented:
Sorry to say we had to manually re-create all affected objects. However, I did look in to many of your answers and found this the most accurate and complete. I appreciate everyone who take time to help - THANK YOU!
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Active Directory

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.