Use this page to mark individual Active Directory® (AD) objects, a subtree, or the entire AD database as authoritatively restored. To mark AD objects, subtree, or the entire AD database as authoritative, RMAD uses the capabilities provided by the Ntdsutil.exe tool supplied with Microsoft Windows®. However, this tool included in Windows Server® 2008 or higher does not support marking the entire AD database as authoritative.
Mark no objects as authoritatively restored. Marks no restored objects as authoritative.
Mark the entire directory as authoritatively restored. Marks the entire Active Directory database (both the domain and configuration naming contexts held by the domain controller) as authoritative. The schema cannot be authoritatively restored.
Mark a subtree or individual object as authoritatively restored. Marks an individual object or a container along with all the objects it contains (a subtree) as authoritative. The object or container is defined by specifying its distinguished name in the Distinguished name box.
An authoritative restore is an advanced operation that affects the entire domain. Try to avoid using authoritative restore unless you realize all of its implications. With the Repair Wizard, the authoritative restore of the SYSVOL does not occur automatically after an authoritative restore of Active Directory®, additional steps are required. For more information, see Restoring SYSVOL authoritatively.
Use this page to specify how to restart the target computer in normal mode. Restarting the target domain controller in normal mode is required for the Active Directory® restore to complete.
Let me restart computer later. With this option, you must restart the target computer manually.
Restart the computer now. Restarts the target computer remotely, using the boot option specified in the Boot option box. If you want to apply different startup parameters, restart the computer manually.
Use this page to view the operation results.
View Log. Shows the restore results log. The purpose of the log is to facilitate troubleshooting.
Finish. Click Finish to close the Repair Wizard.
On the Completing the Repair Wizard page, click View Log. The log includes the following entries:
Operation. Type of the restore operation.
Backup. The path and name of the backup file.
Created. Date and time of the backup creation.
Operation Started. Date and time when the wizard started the restore.
DIT Database restore started. Under this entry you can view a list of files the wizard has restored.
Operation completed. Date and time when the wizard completed the restore.
The wizard saves the log file in the following folder: %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory\Repair.
The Extract Wizard helps you restore data from a backup to a specified folder. With this wizard, you can select the Active Directory® components you want to extract from the computer’s backup and specify the destination folder for the extracted files.
The wizard has the following steps:
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