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AUTHORITATIVE RESTORE 2008 windows server

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?
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jamesmetcalf74
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Mike KlineCommented:
Yes you do a regular restore then you go and mark the object as authoritative in ntdsutil,

good reference here   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc779573(WS.10).aspx

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

Thanks

mike
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SandeshdubeyCommented:
Refer this link for Authoritative /Non-Authoritative Restore in Windows2008
http://sandeshdubey.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/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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Mike KlineCommented:
adrestore does what is known as tombstone reanimation and doesn't return all the attributes.

Thanks

Mike
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