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By williamoshea ·
How do I force replication in windows 2000 servers. And secondly how do I revert back to a previous state of the database. I have deleted some computer accounts fro a server and that server has replicated his change to others. I have a backup of my C;\winnt\repairs folder. Willthis be of any help to me.

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by jhayesit In reply to Replication

not sure on how to revert to a previos state, but you can force replication by going to administrative tools -> sites and services - > under servers do all tasks and choose force replication now.

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by timwalsh In reply to Replication

Forcing replication: Active Directory Sites and Services Console > Sites > yoursite > Servers > yourserver > NTDS Settings; Highlight the server you wish to replicate to, right-click, and choose Replicate Now. This is done on a server by server basis.

The winnt\repairs folder does not have a copy of the AD database and thus will do you no good. The winnt\repairs folder is created (and updated) whenever an ERD is created or updated. This folder mainly consists of registry-related files.

The only way to revert wo a previous version of the AD database is with a current System State backup. A System State backup backs up the AD database, the registry, and all other relevent files needed to return a DC to functioning order. You can create a System State backup through the NTBackup utility included with Win2K.

To restore using the System State backup, you also use the NTBackup utility. But there are other steps to take also. Once you have restored the System State, you must perform an Authoritative Restore using the ntdsutil tool. With out the Authoritative Restore, at the next replication interval other DCs will see that they have a newer version of the AD database and overwrite your restored copy of the database with the version they have installed.

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