Windows Server - 2008 AD - NTDSUTIL Snapshot Restore

Asked By Vick on 14-Jan-09 02:15 AM
In my win 2008 ADS I created a Snaphsot on one of my DC using NTDSUTIL
snapshot feature.
I mounted the AD snapshot & with DSAMAIN as an seperate Ldap instance on a
different port.
I could then connect to this ldap instance operating on different port &
could see the deleted objects using LDP & AD users & computers.

My biggest hurdle now is How Can I Restore Some of The object those Were
Deleted Previousily using the mounted AD Snapshot?




Florian Frommherz [MVP] replied on 14-Jan-09 03:02 AM
Howdie!


You'd go about that by exporting the user from the snapshot (using ldifde or
some other tool) and then importing it at the live instance of AD using the
same tool to import it.

cheers,

Florian
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heidena replied on 14-Jan-09 05:47 AM
Hello Vicky,

try this great tool:

[Directory Service Comparison Tool 1.3.2.X]
http://lindstrom.nullsession.com/?page_id=11

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pbbergs replied on 14-Jan-09 08:35 AM
As Florian already pointed out, it is a manual process using AD tools.
There is no magic built into dsamain.  There is a tool I have seen but have
not tried that can do the work for you.  If you feel bold (Hopefully you
have a test network) you can give it a try.

http://www.one-identity.net/tools/snapshot/


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Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS] replied on 14-Jan-09 10:38 AM
see: for possible tools
http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/archive/2008/03/26/free-ad-objects-recovery-tools.aspx


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Paul Bergson [MVP-DS] replied on 14-Jan-09 10:47 AM
Jorge,
I should have figured you would have something.  You are good at tracking
changes on new info.  I have to get going on my site.  It is becoming aged.

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Florian Frommherz [MVP] replied on 15-Jan-09 05:56 AM
Paul,


You should try to go blog-style. That leaves your writings and comments
quite flexible and open to changes or updates. Articles or longer papers can
still be published on your website. I've found that blogging is easier for
me as I can push out information when I feel like it. Don't have to care
about the style of the document, the wording (at least not much) and stuff.

cheers,

Florian
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Paul Bergson [MVP-DS] replied on 15-Jan-09 08:22 AM
Jorge brought up the same thing and is helping me out with that.

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