Can I demote a Server 2003 in DSRM, retart the server as a stand alone, then promote it back to a DC and use System State Restore to recover original domain
Posted on 2011-03-25
We are running a Server 2003 Domain and a power outage today tested the UPS and it failed. Hence the AD was corrupted. The AD does not want to be repaired with esentutil or ntdsutil. I have tried to repair it to a state where I can get the Server to boot again, then I could run the Backup Exec and so a system state restore to repair it. The MS KB258062 describes the problem, although I dont have the Event Messages that are suggsted there.
My question is, can I demote the Server in DSRM, retart the server as a stand alone server, then promote it back to a DC, then perform a system state restore to bring the original domain back again.? It is the only DC on the Domain.