System State Cannot Be Restored While The Active Directory Service Is Running

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Hi there

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.

Answered By 0 points N/A #117998

If you simply want to do a BACKUP, then you have to start your PC in safe mode to go to a past state. Any how if you are getting problem in your active directory users and computers then it's another problem for that you have to check your users and as well as you have to check your domain by just going to RUN and typing DCPROMO there, I hope you know that.

For a BACKUP I will suggest you to shutdown your PC and again press the power button. Now you have to see your computer ask for which button to select for SAFE MODE option. Often in most computers it is the F8 key. So, by pressing it you can choose the SAFE mode and now it will prompt you to either go back to a previous state or you just want to run window. Now it's on you to select I WANT TO set a previous state. And now your problem is going to solve.

I hope you will enjoy it.

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