troubleshooting Question

How to prepare other DCs when doing an Active Directory Authoritative Restore

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I have 2 Domain Controllers. I recently used Windows System Backup to restore the system state on the PDC, restoring the Active Directory. I checked the authoritative checkbox. Up came a messagebox that said:

The File Replication Service (FRS) engine was used when the backup was created. Stop the replication engine on other Active Directory domain controllers in the domain and configure them for non-authoritative recovery before proceeding. Do you want to continue?

I just clicked yes and continued. I have done it several times over the years with no apparent problems, but I'm getting nervous.

How do you:

1) Stop the replication engine on an Active Directory domain controller

2) Configure it for non-authoritative recovery

Patrick Bogers
Datacenter platform engineer Lindows

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