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Screencast: How to Perform Metadata Cleanup – Windows Server 2003/SBS 2003 SP1 or later

In this Screencast, we will demonstrate how to recover Active Directory from a crashed Domain Controller or an unsuccessful DC demote procedure.
The below Step-by-Step video tutorial outlines the troubleshooting steps that are necessary to perform, both on Windows Server 2003 SP1 and on Small Business Server 2003 SP1 or later.

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Step 1 In this step, we perform an overview of the enhancements of NTDSUtil, introduced with SP1 for Windows Server 2003.

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Step 2 We use NTDSUtil and run the Metadata Cleanup command. We also address some of the Single Domain (SBS) problems which you might encounter.

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Step 3 We clean DNS zones and review the results

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