I had to rebuild a domain controller (the only DC in the network). Ive reinstalled the Windows 2016 std OS. I have a good backup and have attempted several times to restore using the way of rebooting off the DVD media and running a repair and system image restore - it finds the backup image but everytime I start the recovery it fails with issues that it cant find a drive (ive looked up this error as well and still no luck). This is a physical server not a VM
So I figure lets just try to restore this with the wbadmin start recovery command. only issue is I am not sure of the exact command/syntax I will need here. I need to just restore my C: volume - which was the OS. I have all the data on the D: volume.
I know after I complete this restore I will need to go back and restore the AD (authoritative) and I have the wbadmin commands for that I believe.
I have a bare metal backup. unless there really is an easier way to do this that I am missing but Ive been the last 24 hours trying to get this up and running
Can someone with experience with this please help me with some guidance. I have a completely downed network and need to get this all back up and running.
thank you very much