Tag Archives: ntdsutil

Seizing Active Directory FSMO (Flexible Single Master Operations ) roles with Powershell.

I have been running 2 Virtual Machines as Active Directory Domain Controllers in the Lab for sometime now. DC00 was running Windows Server 2003 R2 and DC01 is running Windows Server 2008 R2. But recently I lost a Hyper-v machine … Continue reading

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How to Restore an Active Directory Object from Backup.

In this post, I am going to talk about my experience doing an Authoritative Restore of a deleted Active Directory user object. The steps were completed by restoring from a previous System State backup and using the ntds utility. I … Continue reading

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