How to Backup of AD and System State on Server 2008 R2, P-1

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Steps 9 – When backup has been done you will be see the summary of backup and Log path example –

Summary of backup:


Backup of system state completeed successfully [3/10/2013 11:30 AM]

Log of files successfully backed up

'C:\Windows\Logs\WindowsServerBackup\SystemStateBackup 1/10/2013 02-48-18.log'


Restore Active Directory Backup

For Authoritative Restore of Active Directory follow these steps –

Steps 1 – Restart your Server and press F8 for advance option during startup

Steps 2 – Boot from Directory Services Restore mode.

Steps 3 – Login in to your server with Directory Service Restore Mode password which you have already created during Active Directory Installation.

Steps 4 – Now you have to check the version for restore the correct backup

Steps 5 – Open Command Prompt and Type wbadmin get versions and remember your version Identifier. Version will be according to you Backup date and time.

Steps 6 – We need to perform a non-authoritative restore of Active Directory by typing “wbadmin start systemstaterecovery -version:03/09/2013-15:30

Steps 7 – Press Y to confirm the non-authoritative restore

Steps 8 – You can mark the sysvol as authoritative by adding the–authsysvolswitch to the end of the wbadmin command.