Describe the procedure to repair corrupt Active Directory database using Stellar Phoenix Active Directory Repair?
Stellar Phoenix Active Directory Repair helps you quickly recover from an Active Directory failure that has been caused due to corruption of the 'ntds.dit' file. The software lists down the steps of recovery upon launching. You should follow the given procedure to repair your Active Directory database using the software:
Copy the corrupt Active Directory database file to the hard drive of a working computer using the below mentioned steps
Pull out the HDD containing your corrupt Active Directory database and attach it to a working computer as a slave.
Copy the file 'ntds.dit' to any other location on the slave HDD.
Reinstall Active Directory using the same Domain Name.
Install Stellar Phoenix Active Directory Repair on the new server (where you just installed the Active Directory).
Next, copy the corrupt Active Directory database ('ntds.dit') file to the new server.
Start Stellar Phoenix Active Directory Repair. A dialog box appears on the screen.
Select 'I have read all the above given instruction carefully.' on this dialog. Then, click 'Proceed'.
After completion of the scan, the software displays all the contents of the file in the left pane. You can preview any Active Directory object or its properties in the main interface by clicking the respective nodes in the left pane.
On the same dialog, click 'User must change password at Next Logon' if you want the users to change their passwords the next time, they log in.
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