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Windows Server® 2012 Unleashed by Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Omar Droubi, Guy Yardeni, Michael Noel, Rand Morimoto

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System-State Recovery for Domain Controllers

Performing a system-state recovery for a domain controller is similar to the recovery of a member server, but the domain controller will need to be booted into Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) before attempting the restore. Recovering the system state of a domain controller should only be performed if one or more of the following scenarios are encountered:

• A deleted object needs to be restored and the Active Directory Recycle Bin is not enabled, or was not enabled when the object was originally deleted.

• The Active Directory Domain Services service will not start or the Active Directory database on that domain controller is corrupted.

• The files, possibly including scripts or group policies, ...

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