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Restoring AD Using outdated backup

hi

can anybody help me with restoring last active directory server (BDC-2012) from a 6 month old system recovery image.

PDC & BDC failed and no recent backup is available . last backup is a very old SSR 2013 full backup of BDC . BDC was a 2012 VM on ESXi 5.5 1.

when i restore that backp BDC server boots up and right before login page i get a blue screen that says "directory service cannot start... " and server resets, however i have access to DSRM mode and i think there is a problem with age of backup that im restoring .

do anybody know how can i start Directory service? or resove this problem?

 

thanks

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AD was needed for another

AD was needed for another server to work , i restored that server then backed up databases that i need  and build the servers from ground up.

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When in DSRM you could

When in DSRM you could disable the AD services and then start normally?

thanks , but i need Domain

thanks , but i need Domain Services to work.

I mean just for isolating the

I mean just for isolating the problem, for testing purposes.

Which options did you select

Which options did you select when restoring the VM?

all of them :) , normal

all of them :) , normal recovery , restore anywhere with mini setup , restore anywhere with delete drivers....

when i demote Domain

when i demote Domain controller , windows works fine and i can normally login to windows. 

problem is with out dated backup of AD that im restoring 

Have look

Have look here:

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.TECH126257.html

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.TECH87092.html

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.TECH87092.html

Have you had a look yet?

Have you had a look yet?

OS is up and running i just

OS is up and running i just cant start Directory Services.

Hm you could remove AD and

Hm you could remove AD and restore it afterwards ?!

thanks, i've done somethig

thanks, i've done somethig else.( without restoring AD)

What exactly did you do?

What exactly did you do?

Accepted Solution!

AD was needed for another

AD was needed for another server to work , i restored that server then backed up databases that i need  and build the servers from ground up.

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OK, thanks for sharing. So

OK, thanks for sharing. So may I kindly ask you to mark your post as solved then?