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Restore AD 2016 Backup after damage of DC

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Hello Everybody,


I have a question regarding the availibility of AD, is it possible to restore a backup to another server and what are the steps to build to new DC including all things DNS configuration ,IP address ....

01-Alocate the same IP as old server DC

02-Configure DNS domain the same name as the old DNS

03-Restore Backup 


this is true ?

1 Reply


The preferred method is not to use backups to restore AD unless none of your DCs are functional.
Add a new DC to your domain, add roles, seize the FSMO roles and do a cleanup.
Restoring a domain controller from backup should only be a last resort.