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Old 27-08-2008
Andrea
 
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Recover or view tombstone.. is possible?

Hi guys,
I have read this well done paper on Recovery of AD:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m.../cc162459.aspx

This paper says also how perform auth restore in AD environment. And I
've keep in mind this:

"When Active Directory deletes an object, it doesn’t physically delete
the object from the DIT. Instead, it marks the object as deleted by
setting its isDeleted attribute to true, which renders the object
invisible to normal directory operations."

so i know that these delete (marks) objects are tombstone and windows
2003 retain these for 180 days.
Now, this is my question:

Is possible to recover delete objects without restore SystemState from
backup?
And again, how i can view delete objects stored in DIT ?

Thanks very much
bye
Andrea



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Old 27-08-2008
Elan Shudnow
 
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Re: Recover or view tombstone.. is possible?

You can use ADRestore:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb963906.aspx

Just keep in mind you won't get all the AD attributes back due to them
being stripped when it became a tombstone. There are other methods such
as using 3rd party tools where you can mount a DIT and recover specific
objects from a backup with all their attributes.

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Elan Shudnow
http://www.shudnow.net



"Andrea" <netsecurity@tiscali.it> wrote in message
news:0510f783-7aa0-4b41-9da1-30c7c356336c@m73g2000hsh.googlegroups.com:

> Hi guys,
> I have read this well done paper on Recovery of AD:
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m.../cc162459.aspx
>
> This paper says also how perform auth restore in AD environment. And I
> 've keep in mind this:
>
> "When Active Directory deletes an object, it doesn't physically delete
> the object from the DIT. Instead, it marks the object as deleted by
> setting its isDeleted attribute to true, which renders the object
> invisible to normal directory operations."
>
> so i know that these delete (marks) objects are tombstone and windows
> 2003 retain these for 180 days.
> Now, this is my question:
>
> Is possible to recover delete objects without restore SystemState from
> backup?
> And again, how i can view delete objects stored in DIT ?
>
> Thanks very much
> bye
> Andrea


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Old 28-08-2008
Jorge Silva
 
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Re: Recover or view tombstone.. is possible?

Hi
-Yes you can, but not all attributes will be recovered as Elan said.
-Additionally check the howand why:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/840001

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I hope that the information above helps you.


Have a Nice day.

Jorge Silva
MCSE, MVP Directory Services
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Old 28-08-2008
Andrea
 
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Re: Recover or view tombstone.. is possible?

On Aug 27, 4:39 pm, "Elan Shudnow"
<SubstituteThisWithMyFirstN...@shudnow.net> wrote:
> You can use ADRestore:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb963906.aspx
>
> Just keep in mind you won't get all the AD attributes back due to them
> being stripped when it became a tombstone. There are other methods such
> as using 3rd party tools where you can mount a DIT and recover specific
> objects from a backup with all their attributes.
>
> --


Thanks very much, but which others 3rd party tools can recover object
from a backup with attributes?

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Old 28-08-2008
Elan Shudnow
 
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Re: Recover or view tombstone.. is possible?

Recovery Manager for Active Directory by Quest (they also have a
recovery manager for exchange).
http://www.quest.com/recovery-manage...ive-directory/

Also, if you're using Server 2008, you can mount your DIT files within
ADSIEdit which requires you to take snapshots of your AD and then you
mount your snapshot.

--
Elan Shudnow
http://www.shudnow.net



"Andrea" <netsecurity@tiscali.it> wrote in message
news:d71781be-8f41-4c90-85b2-1e8315c31589@m3g2000hsc.googlegroups.com:

> On Aug 27, 4:39 pm, "Elan Shudnow"
> <SubstituteThisWithMyFirstN...@shudnow.net> wrote:
>
> > You can use ADRestore:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb963906.aspx
> >
> > Just keep in mind you won't get all the AD attributes back due to them
> > being stripped when it became a tombstone. There are other methods such
> > as using 3rd party tools where you can mount a DIT and recover specific
> > objects from a backup with all their attributes.
> >
> > --

>
>
> Thanks very much, but which others 3rd party tools can recover object
> from a backup with attributes?


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