Running a manual disaster recovery of a local Windows computer (includes non-authoritative and authoritative restore of Active Directory for a domain controller)
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To run a manual disaster recovery of a local Windows computer, which includes non-authoritative and authoritative restore of Active Directory for a domain controller
This basic Windows installation is necessary to provide Backup Exec with a target to which it can restore the system. The computer name, Windows directory, and the file system (such as NTFS) must be the same as the previous Windows installation. This installation will be overwritten by the backed up version, which will restore your original system configuration, application settings, and security settings.
Select all sets from the full and incremental backups that contain logical drives on the hard disk. If differential backup sets are to be restored, select only the last differential set. Make sure you include System State and Shadow Copy components as part of the restore selections.
If you are restoring a computer that is the only domain controller in the domain or the entire domain is being rebuilt and this is the first domain controller, select the option Mark this server as the primary arbitrator for replication when restoring folders managed by the File Replication Service, or when restoring SYSVOL in System State.
If you are restoring a computer that is the only domain controller in the domain or the entire domain is being rebuilt and this is the first domain controller, reboot the computer after the restore job successfully completes.
Do the following to change the Backup Exec services to the local system account.
Restore the entire Active Directory by performing the following:
Restore specific objects from the Active Directory by performing the following:
Type Restore Subtree "ou=<OU Name>.dc=<domain name>,dc=<xxx> (without the quotation marks), and then press Enter, where <OU Name> is the name of the organizational unit you want to restore, <domain name> is the domain name the OU resides in, and <xxx> is the top level domain name of the domain controller, such as com, org, or net. You can do this as many times for as many objects you need to restore.
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