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    Need Active Directory help!!`

    I accidentally deleted a folder in Active Directory that I need back. I am using Windows Server 2003, I thought I had the object highlighted in the right pane, but the folder was highlighted in the left. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    System restore?
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    Undo undo undo ......I love that button Jking

    What folder???

    Do you have a system state backup??

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    I presume he does but doesnt want to go through that trouble :P
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    Is this the only server??? or is there another one with the AD info on it??

    Heres some reading to get a grasp what needs to be done depending on the role and setup of the server.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc736611.aspx

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    I accidentally deleted a folder in Active Directory
    Ok, well it would help if you could elaborate on what folder. I'm assuming it's not a default AD folder as I tried to replicate your error with no luck. The default folders don't even offer a delete option when I right-click them. The only folder that offered a delete option was Program Data in Advanced View.

    As for the deleted object, I would try to use the LDP tool that comes with Server 2003. This object may still exist depending on your tombstone lifetime. And if the LDP tool isn't on your server, it's on the CD.

    Here's a link on how to use LDP to recover deleted AD objects.
    http://searchwindowsserver.techtarge...141514,00.html
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    Thanks for all of the replies, I have used a tool called Quest Object Restore for Active Directory. It put all of the users back in, but didn't fill in their profile info. I actually deleted a container called 'Students', that contained all of the Student accounts. Luckily their home folders are still intact, so it is just a matter of remapping them to the right account.

    We do have system backups, but we would have to rebuild all of our servers. It was a relatively small number of users, so we decided that it would be best to write a script to automate filling in as much profile data as we could, reset the passwords [they were lost too], and re-enable the accounts. Should make for a fun day. Once again, the help is much appreciated. At least it is Friday...
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    Stupid question, does 2k3 have the option for system restore?
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    Cider:

    Yes, it does, but that wouldn't affect the AD info. I wish it would, that would be awesome! It is actually stored [I believe] on our Domain Controller. I am pretty new to Network Administration, and am still figuring things out. [sometimes the hard way, obviously]
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