JSI Tip 4586. How do I perform an authoritative restore of a Windows 2000(+) domain controller?

After you restore the System State in Active Directory Restore Mode:

1. Open a CMD prompt.

2. Type ntdsutil and press Enter.

3. Type authoritative restore and press Enter.

4. Type restore database and press Enter.

5. Press OK.

6. Press Yes.

See Authoritative Restore of Active Directory and Impact on Trusts and Computer Accounts (Q216243)

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