Restoring individual objects from an Active Directory backup

Use ADRA to restore individual objects from Active Directory.

To restore individual objects from an Active Directory backup

  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 a backup set that contains the most recent System State backup.

    If you want to restore Active Directory objects from a previous backup, select the appropriate backup set.

  4. Double-click System State.

  5. Double-click the most recent System State snapshot.

  6. Double-click Active Directory.

  7. In the Results pane, select the appropriate object or objects.

  8. 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.

  9. Click Run Now to start the restore job or select other restore options from the task 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.

  10. If you restored a a deleted user object, use the Microsoft Active Directory Users and Computers application to reset the object’s user password and re-enable the object’s user account. If you restored a computer object, you must reset the account for it.

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