We have Windows Server 2008 Standard which had an instance of Active Directory (AD) running on it. Couple of days ago our Server crashed and we could not get Active Directory to fire up.
We are trying to install AD on a backup server(Windows 2008). However to actually create all entries (usernames, groups, passwords, permissions) from scratch is rather difficult :(. I was wondering if there are any utilities to fetch this information from the disk (As a newbie, I am wondering if AD stored this information in a flat file or DB that can be queried...Please correct me if I am wrong.)
We are using Windows Backup and we are in a position to fetch any files/folders pertaining to AD from past backups.
Any pointers would be appreciated. Please comment if you need any additional information. Thanks!