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  • Restore Active Directory database problem

    Hello everyone
    I've a problem with restore my Active Directory database. I've two DC's based on Windows 2003R2 Ent En.
    I've created a vbs script that import some data to Active Directory database. I've Container that name is CN=Data in domain DC=test,DC=local.
    That script inserting data to container CN=Data1, CN=Data2 etc. in CN=Data.
    example: CN=Data1,CN=Data,DC=test,DC=local.
    I've backed up my Active Directory before I insert data. (system state).
    After I inserted data, that data was replicated to second Domain Controller. OK !!
    But now I want to restore my active directory database to the time before I inserted my data from script.
    * I have done non-authoritative restore from backup
    * Then I have done authoritative restore by ntdsutil
    ones by recreate subtree CN=Data,DC=test,DC=local
    otherwise by recreate object CN=Data,DC=test,DC=local.
    After restart my first DC, the data from second DC replicated to my DC with data that I inserted I want to have my data that I had before inserting.
    What I'm doing wrong ??
    Please help me.

    Thank you for yours proposal

    Seal _Bart

  • #2
    Re: Restore Active Directory database problem

    There is no need to do a non-authoritative restore, you just needed to do an authoritative restore and use ntdsutil to state which part of the domain you need restoring, then that bit of the tree is 'authoritative' and should NOT be overwritten.


    • #3
      Re: Restore Active Directory database problem

      Yes, should but another DC overwrite data on first DC.
      I marked by authoritative restore container CN=Data,DC=test,DC=local, but still doesn't work. DC2 insert data to this container. I want that data from backup, which I restored on DC1 will be replicated to the second DC.


      • #4
        Re: Restore Active Directory database problem

        I presume you booted your DC1 into DS Restore Mode before doing the authoritative restore?
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: Restore Active Directory database problem

          Yes, of course.