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  • Active Directory Restore on different hardware.

    Hi,

    I want to do Active directory restore on different hardward. I know Microsoft does not recommend this.

    I want to do it in the lab for disater recovery testing purpose.



    Thanks in Advance

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    Re: Active Directory Restore on different hardware.

    Are there more domain controller in the configuration?

    If yes, you could install a server, Run DC promo and instead of using replication to build the database, you could build it from a back-up.

    This procedure is fully supported since Windows Server 2003 RTM.

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      Re: Active Directory Restore on different hardware.

      really ? AD restoration to different hardware is not supported.. ? wow, that's interesting.

      what if you have something like SBS2003/2008 and your only server dies... ?
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      • #4
        Re: Active Directory Restore on different hardware.

        Originally posted by tehcamel View Post
        really ? AD restoration to different hardware is not supported.. ? wow, that's interesting.

        what if you have something like SBS2003/2008 and your only server dies... ?
        You use NTBackup to backup AD to a backup drive that's then carted off somewhere weekly. Or have some sort of backup service remotely (ie. backblaze).
        You can then setup a new server and restore using dcpromo from the NTBackup. Just as Killerbe stated.
        GoogleFu is strong with this one ^

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