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Active Directory Restore from VSS

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Last Modified: 2012-05-09
Hi,

I have an urgent problem.
I was migrating from SBS 2008 to new SBS 2008 box. When I was trying to uninstall Exchange 2007 I found out that there were some remains from previous SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 migration.
I was not able to uninstall Exchange 2007 from old server before those remains would have been took off. So I found an article to remove those using ADSIEdit. I did, but I removed accidently something too much. AD is not working anymore and both Exchange servers are offline.

I have tried to find out how to restore AD using Volume Shadow copies.

I started DC in restore mode and copied ntds folder files over the corrupted one.
After that the DC won't boot anymore.

Does anyone have a solution how to fix this.

Regards,
Juha Kalliola
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