Recreating purged ADAM/AD LDS objects

You can attempt to recreate deleted ADAM/AD LDS objects after they have been purged from the Active Directory Deleted Objects container by restoring the object from a prior ADAM/AD LDS backup.

To recreate purged ADAM/AD LDS objects

  1. On the navigation bar, click the down arrow next to Restore.

  2. Click New Restore Job.

  3. In the View by Resource pane, double-click Active Directory Application Mode.

  4. Double-click the appropriate ADAM/AD LDS instance.

  5. Double-click the appropriate backup set.

  6. In the Results pane, select the appropriate objects.

  7. On the task pane, under Settings, click Microsoft Active Directory.

  8. Check Recreate deleted objects that cannot be restored from the Active Directory Deleted Objects container.

  9. If you are restoring from tape, do the following:

    • On the task pane, under Settings, click Advanced.

    • If you have not set a default temporary staging location, type a path in the box titled Path on an NTFS volume that is local to the media server for temporary storage of restore data.

  10. Click Run Now to start the restore job or select other restore options from the Properties pane.

    Any Active Directory or ADAM/AD LDS object or property that is selected for restore will overwrite existing objects and properties, even if you selected Skip if file exists or Overwrite the file on disk only if it is older on the General Restore Job Properties dialog box.

  11. Use the ADSI Edit application to reset the object’s user password and re-enable the object’s user account.

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Recreating purged ADAM/AD LDS objects