Restore OLD systemstate with BackupExec “non-authoritative” or “authoritative”

Posted on 2011-10-12
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Now it is finally time to do the restore of an really old systemstate on a 2003 Std R2 Domain Controller, as I asked for a couple of months ago:

I think I got all the answers that I asked for in the last post. But now I wonder if I should make a
“non-authoritative” or “authoritative” Systemrestore.

It is the one and only Domain Controller in the network.
I guess that I can do the non-authoritative as there are no other servers.
Number II on this page:

Any other thoughts regarding the recovery?
Question by:-andreas-
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Don 't. A system state over sixty days old is begging for trouble. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216993 for the reason for this.

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Thank you for your concern, but I did have to do it anyway.
Here is which problems I had to deal with:

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I would not recomend doing this.

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