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Authoritative and non authoritative restore

Hi All

I want to clarify on authoritative and non authoritave restore.

Question - 1
When ever object (user/computer/group/ou) deleted, if we want to restore it immeditely authoritatively , whats the procedure.

Question - 2
what is the normal Non authoritative restore step by step by procedure.

Windows Server 2008Active DirectoryWindows Server 2003

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Darius Ghassem

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Darius Ghassem



Hi All,

I need clarification on how to restore deleted object authoritatively. I have deleted the object and I have restore after few hours. what is the process.
I need restart the DC and then select dsrm mode. after that we need to restore ad from backup or just go the command prompt type ntdstuil and connect to the server and type restore object subtree path

please clarify me.
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Mike Kline

after that you need to restore the system state then you go back and in after that and use ntdsutil to mark the object you restored as authoritative.

In a windows 2008 R2 forest you can also take advantage of the recycle bin which makes things much easier.


Darius Ghassem

What version are you using? 2003 or 2008?

Hi dariusg

Its 2003
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Darius Ghassem

Check the first links I posted

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