Windows 2003 Active Directory Disaster Recovery
Closed     Case # 10004     Affiliated Job:  American Systems Consulting, Inc.2
Opened:  Unknown     Closed:  Unknown
Total Hit Count:  5905     Last Hit:  Wednesday, August 23, 2017 2:34:13 AM
Unique Hit Count:  2028     Last Unique Hit:  Wednesday, August 23, 2017 2:34:13 AM
Case Type(s):  Server, Client Project
Case Notes(s):  All cases are posted for review purposes only. Any implementations should be performed at your own risk.

Problem:
Client Project: Single Dell PowerEdge Windows 2003 Active Directory server failed after corruption of the NTDS.DIT file.

Prior consultant diagnosed a variety of server logs with the conclusion that the system would need to be rebuilt and restored from backup.

Resolution:
In about 20 minutes of research & performing the procedure, I was able to recover the corrupted NTDS.DIT file through the Recovery Console without the need to rebuild/restore the system which was estimated at 8 hours.



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