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microsoft system center data protection manager 2010 how to restore active directory

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I need to restore active directory from backup.  i use microsoft system center data
protection manager 2010. I cannot seem to get the drive mounted.  The tape is in the drive
but the application does not see that the drive is in the device.  Do I have to restore the entire
system state or can I just restore Active Directory.

Somehow an undetermined number of user accounts were deleted.  I will also have to restore
mailboxes from backup as well with this application.  Help!!!!

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by:Rodney Barnhardt
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There are three choices on how you want to restore the user accounts. I am not sure how complex you want to get, so review the three methods here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/840001

If they were deleted, did you check for the mailboxes to just be listed under "disconnected mailboxes"? If they are there, once the accounts are back, you could just reconnect them. They usually stay there for 30 days unless they were intentionally purged.

Do you have any errors trying to mount the drive?
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by:mattmcglone
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The Exchange mailboxes were removed as well.  They were not in the disconnected mailboxes folder. Is there any reason why I can't just recreate the users, recreate the Mailboxes, add the users to their respective security groups, rename their Outlook OST file to PST and then move their email back into their mailbox and lastly add back their permissions back to their shares?

Does it always take this long for someone to respond to a question?

Matt
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by:Rodney Barnhardt
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No, as long as you don't have a large number of security groups. This is mainly done in large orgainizations with many security groups. As long as you have no concern about GUID's and stuff. The users profiles on there computers will not match either. You may have to copy the data from the old profile to the new one that would be created. Also, as long as they have no email they need, you could just recreate the mailbox. The bigger concern would be who, what, when, why, etc the accounts were deleted.
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by:mattmcglone
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I could not get my microsoft system center data protection manager 2010 otherwise I would have just did a restore right away.  In order to get the users up and running right away I recreated their accounts and mailboxes.  DPM is now working - figures. With DPM I can restore individual mailboxes. Do you think I could do a restore with the new mailboxes already in Exchange?  What do you think would happen?

Matt
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Rodney Barnhardt earned 500 total points
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You would do better recovering the information store to a recover storage group and performing a merge to their mailboxes. The old boxes are tied to their old GUID, so it may not work correctly or cause more issues.
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by:mattmcglone
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If someone posts an Exchange question it would be helpful if those that answer don't assume the person posting is an Exchange Engineer.  Step by step instructions are always appreciated - especially for complicated procedures.
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by:Rodney Barnhardt
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I could have provided more detail had you asked. You did not verify that was the path you wanted to take. Just as you decided to just recreate the user accounts and groups instead of trying to restore them. I took this as an initial discussion on what to do and could have provided additional step if needed.
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Thanks for your comments. I will be more clear in the future. I really appreciate your efforts. You did point me in the right direction.
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