Authoritative restore using ntdsutil 2003 schema
Posted on 2015-01-15
I am working on the forest recovery plan and testing in the test lab forest recovery if we will upgrade schema from 2008 to 2012 R2. We have 2003 schema master server. I would like to verify the command that is needed after recovering system state.
Is it - authoritative restore: restore database ???
In 2008 there is an option to restore the cn=schema partition, but in 2003 is different.
Please advise if restore database will do the job of recovering forest to 2003. Thank you
After you restored system state backup using NTbackup in dsrm mode do below before rebooting,
1. At a command prompt, type ntdsutil, and then press ENTER.
2. Type authoritative restore, and then press ENTER.
3. Type restore database, press ENTER, click OK, and then click Yes.