This is a crucial issue and an urgent feed back is necessary for solution of my problem.
Yesterday due to some problem, my active directory got corrupted so I take a decision for restoring it from the backup taken earlier this week.
The problem is, whenever I tried to restore it by going to
Start> Programs> Accessories> System Tools> Backup
And choose Restore files and settings , and then on What to Restore panel, I choose the backup and check the System State check box.
I got welcomed with the error stating
The system state cannot be restored while the Active Directory service is running.
You must first re-boot and select the advanced startup option “Directory Services Restore Mode” before restoring the system state on this computer.
I tried it many times with different backup taken on different dates but every time got the same message.
A quick help is required in this regard.
I am using Windows Server 2003 SP2 on Intel Xeon processor with 4 GB RAM.