Authoritative Restore win 2003 ad 1 server Symantec Backup

Our site has 1 server and well it crashed and I need to do an authoritative restore of the active directory.  From what i understand I would need to have a second server to run backup exec and I would need to put the remote agent on the "real" server.

With NTBackup I can boot the machine into Directory Recovery mode, run NT Backup and boom I am done.

Is there any way to do this on the one machine either using a "live" disk or restoring to a alternate location, back it up with  NTbackup to get back the domain and all its settings ?

Thanks
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
If you only have 1 DC in your environment you do not need to use Active Directory Restore Mode. This is used when you want to restore objects back into an AD domain that currently has DC's running, and you want the modified object or deleted object restore to the other DC's as authorative.

For Symantec backup exec if you have a System State backup all you should have to do is the following...

- Install the OS on new or same hardware
- Install the Backup Exec AD agent on the server
- From the Backup Exec server, point the System State Restore to the server that was rebuilt

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HalCHubAuthor Commented:
I guess at that point if I wanted to leave the reset of my server in tact I could boot into Linux after I restored into a "new" server with the same name and overwrite my "older" server with the active directory files and others...
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
That is correct. Any changes that were made prior to a full system state backup will not be present on the AD server after the restore has completed. Examples would be newly created Security Groups, Users, or any other type of objects.
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HalCHubAuthor Commented:
I nolonger work with this client
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

I no longer work with this client and go the answer after I was done
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Although you no longer work with the client you did not specify what the solution was nor provide partial points for help with getting to the ultimate solution in the end. Understanding that experts on this site "volunteer" their own time so simply deleting the question with out explanation should not be acceptable.

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