Backup downloaded NTDS.dit file to C:\Temp\backup folder. Can I copy and paste to c:\Windows\NTDS folder

I need to restore AD.  I am in DSRM.  I have the backup file (NTDS.dit)

Can I copy and past the NTDS.dit file from the backup folder to the NTDS folder? Will this restore AD?


I removed the "OS2 Setup" Zone and instead added the "Active Directory" Zone.

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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:

No, not exactly. If you want to restore the entire Active Directory database, you must perform an authoritative restore.

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