Restore User AD account attribute

Restore User AD account attribute
I have accidentally changed AD user account attribute, such as email, description..
is there a way to restore the changes without resorting to back up?

Thanks
jskfanAsked:
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Joseph DalyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Do you have other domain controller in the company? You may be able to catch the change before it replicates to all the other DCs copy the info and then update the user account again.

If not then you would have to restore from a backup. There is no undo with active directory changes.
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MaheshConnect With a Mentor ArchitectCommented:
if you have system state backup with single item recovery technology enabled (3rd party backup software's) then its easier to restore single object from backup (Neither DSRM nor authoritative restore is required)

But if you are using standard windows server backup or 3rd party software without above functionality, then restoration will require server reboot in DSRM mode and restore system state backup non-authoritatively and restore that user object authoritatively

Mahesh
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SandeshdubeyConnect With a Mentor Senior Server EngineerCommented:
If the object change has been replicated to other DC then it will be difficult to restore previous attribute change.You can contact user for old email id address and make the change accordingly else you need to perform auhorative restore of user object in question and but this will require AD backup.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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