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Authoriative Restore of Active directory using Backup Exec 2010

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Hello,

I have two Domain controllers in a test environment, Windows 2003 server SP 2, 32 bit.

I have backed up the system state of DC1 and DC2 respectively.

Now I want to perform an authoritative restore of DC1 (restore all AD to a previous state).

I am not certain of the steps required to do so.

I have rebooted DC1 in DSRM mode and resored with the following options:

General Tab:

Restore Security
Preserve tree

Advanced tab:

Mark this server as the primary arbitrator for replication when restoring folders managed by File replication service or when restoring Sysvol in System State

Since I am restoring the complete system state, are the steps listed above the correct ones for Authoritatuve restore of AD to DC1?

Thanks,

Mark
Could someone help guide me?

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For restoring only AD database the best recommended way is using system state backup.

In windows 2003 there is inbuilt ntbackup tool & its most preferred with that tool & i heard few times issue with other tool.

dariusg has given you link but if you want single object restore find few tools by MVP Jorge.

http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/archive/2008/03/26/free-ad-objects-recovery-tools.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2010/03/30/best-practices-around-active-directory-authoritative-restores-in-windows-server-2003-and-2008.aspx

http://usdt.mylivevault.com/webhelp/TSK/RS_RstReg_SysState_W2K_dc_auth.asp

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