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, Recovery Manager for Active Directory 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.
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.
Use this page to view the operation results.
To open the log file
The wizard saves the log file in the following folder: %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\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 System State 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: