AUTHORITATIVE RESTORE 2008 windows server

Posted on 2011-10-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a 2008 functional level domain...
i have 2 domain controllers.
i have never done a restore before to retrieve an object.
i have a full back up of one of the domain controller from last night.

my plan is to restore one domain controller from the back up but then the other domain controller is more current and would need a non authoritative restore... am i correct?
guidance for this process?
Question by:jamesmetcalf74
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    by:Mike Kline
    Yes you do a regular restore then you go and mark the object as authoritative in ntdsutil,

    good reference here

    once you get this done start thinking about the future with 2008 R2.  The AD Recycle Bin in 2008 R2 and beyond makes getting deleted objects back mush easier


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    Refer this link for Authoritative /Non-Authoritative Restore in Windows2008

    You can also use ADRestore tool free utility that allows you to restore accidentally deleted Active Directory objects.
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    by:Mike Kline
    adrestore does what is known as tombstone reanimation and doesn't return all the attributes.



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