If I do a system state restore, but the backup is over 60 days old, what will happen to my domain? This is the system state for the forest root. Will my domain simply cease to exist? I have other domain controllers, but this is the first in the bunch.
Here's what happened. I got a virus on my root server. It won't go away. I believe it is a rootkit. No tools will get rid of it. No scanners will help. Just for this post, let's say I'm stuck. It's still there. Kaspersky will stop a virus, but there is a rootkit that keep spawning it that cannot be dealt with.
This made all kinds of errors in my AD because nothing can contact my root, or at least very limited. I get access denied, principal target name incorrect, etc. I've found all the MS kb articles. I've read tons of posts. Nothing helps because it's a virus. Replication is not occurring. I can't even connect to the domain controller from another DC to transfer the FSMO roles.
It is breaking things for users, though sporadic, and I'm down to a restore. I'm at SP4 and so it my backup. The backup is over 60Days old.
If I restore the server OS, the rootkit might stay. If I restore the system state, it might help.
I had considered doing bare metal, maybe I have to, but then I still have to make it my root.