JSI Tip 8108. AdRestore.exe freeware can restore tombstoned objects on Windows Server 2003.

Download AdRestore.zip.

Windows Server 2003 introduced the ability to restore tombstoned objects.

The AdRestore.exe command-line utility enumerates the tombstoned objects in a domain and provides an option to restore then, one by one.

When you open a CMD prompt and type adrestore /?, you receive:

AdRestore v1.1
by Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Usage: AdRestore \[-r\] \[searchfilter\]

   -r       Prompt to restore deleted objects found.

This command enumerates all objects with the string "comp" in the name.

     adrestore comp

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