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Active Directory Corruption Small Business Server 2003


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#1 Jackleg1

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 07:55 PM

I have a network with 1 Dell server running SBS 2003. The server is the only DC on the network. On Sunday the server went offline unexpectedly and when I was able to get back on it Monday by booting into Directory Services Restore mode and after running ntdsutil command Active Directory was determined to be corrupt. While backups are being done on the server, there are no "system state" backups. Because of this, I cannot restore AD using a backup and I have no other DC to restore via replication from. Do I have any options other than to reload OS and recreate AD from scratch? Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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#2 JohnnyJammer

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 08:03 PM

I cant rememebr if it works in 2003 SBS but youcould try and download Active Directory recycle Bin from microsofts website and restore objects from there maybe?



#3 Wand3r3r

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 01:07 PM

Like any kind of "recycle bin" it would have to have been engaged BEFORE the loss.  You can engage it now but it won't contain anything.  I also believe this was only for 2012.

 

http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/repairing-and-recovering-ad

 

Follow the section using ntdsutil


Edited by Wand3r3r, 25 August 2015 - 01:08 PM.


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Posted 25 August 2015 - 06:52 PM

I know its enabled by default on 2008R2 ^ but wasnt sure with 2003.

people just never use it or know about it.



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 07:00 PM

You could try Adrestore, or Esentutl


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