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Forest Recovery Document for 2003 AD

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Hello, I found Forest Recovery for 2012 white paper from MS, but can't find it anywhere specifically for Forest Recovery Document for 2003 AD.

Could you please help me to find it. We will need to roll back schema from 2012 to 2003. Need a Forest recovery procedure for that purpose as schema can't be rolled back

Thank you.
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by:Will Szymkowski
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Thiis the completed TechNet below to recovery a 2000/2003 etc forest. You need to perform and Authoritative Restore.

Recovery Active Directory Forest

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THanks. Question. If we do Authoritative Restore for FSMO holders for each domains, dont they suppose to replicate changes to the remaining DCs? Why Microsoft is saying that you will need to restore the remaining DCs?

So, if we are trying to revert the schema change from 69 (2012 R2) back to 47 (2008 R2), would it be sufficient  to restore Schema and FSMO holders for each domain and then replicating the changes??? Or we would need to restore all the remaing DCs?
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Do you have a single forest multiple domains? I think what they are trying to say is that when you are trying to restore the schema this is a forest wide configuration which will get replicated to all of the child domains. However each child domain has PDC/Infrastrucutre/RID Master roles as well.

Depending on how your environment is setup you may have to restore not just DC's but other services i.e Exchange. If you install Exchange and it modified the schema and you revert the schema back to its original values Exchange will no longer work with the reverted schema change.

Take a look at the below link also as it provides a little more detail then the last link provided.

MSDN Active Directory Backup and Recovery

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Thank you.
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