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Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by MrNice, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. MrNice

    MrNice Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi,
    I have a quick question that I noticed this morning about domain controller recovery.

    As far as I am aware to perform a normal non-authorative restore you should:
    1)restart in directory services restore mode
    2)restore system state
    3)restart normally
    At this point replication would then restore your DC

    And for an authorative restore:
    1)restart in directory services restore mode
    2)restore system state
    3)run Ntdsutil to mark items as authorative
    4)restart normally

    Now my problem is I just done the 70-290 demo test on measureup's website and was asked to drag and drop the sequence for a non-authorative restore. Both use Ntdsutil to perform an authorative restore and use Ntdsutil to perform a non-authorative restore options were available amongst others but I only used
    1)restart in directory services restore mode
    2)restore system state
    3)restart normally

    and I got it wrong, even though their explanation links to technet which agrees with me!
    What is the general consensus on this? should you select Ntdsutil for a non-authorative restore if its available in the question?

    http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...4373616b-9639-4da6-a31c-c187c2cacb661033.mspx
     
  2. Boycie
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    Hi,

    Sorry, the link doesn't work for me. Have you e-mailed measure up for an explanation; it could be an error on their behalf.

    Si
     
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  3. MrNice

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    Hi,
    sorry try link now, should work.

    "On the other hand, if your system disk has failed or the Active Directory database is corrupted, then you can simply restore the data nonauthoritatively without using the Ntdsutil utility"

    My exam is tomorow morning, no time for explanation from them!
    I find it hard to believe a recommended Microsoft training partner would make a mistake on their demo product that is trying to entice me to buy.

    Cheers
     
  4. MrNice

    MrNice Kilobyte Poster

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    Anyone else doing 70-290 have an opinion on this?
     
  5. Bluerinse
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    My opinion is that if you are doing an authoritative restore you must use the Ntds util. However, if the restore in non authoritative you don't need to use the Ntds util, you can use the restore feature of NTbackup application.

    With most of the questions the knack is choosing the answer which has the least administrative effort. So, your answer doesn't have to be wrong, for it to be marked wrong :eek:
     
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  6. MrNice

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    Thanks for the input,

    I sat the exam today and passed with a score of 760. Loads of sims in exam again. Not sure if it's always the same but my exam was taking ages to go from question to question. Egg timer just seemed to freeze, very off putting!
    I also noticed people are allowed to go to toilet unescorted during exam, considering it lasts 3.30 hours thats not suprising but whats to stop them using phones or notes whilst in there?
     
  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Congrats on the pass!

    Interesting Q about the toilets, but I suppose that since you are expected to hand over your belongings before going into the exam that you can't come out half way thru, ask for them back, and then return them on your visit to the toilet! :biggrin
     
  8. MrNice

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    But you volunteer your belongings to them, kinda easy to have a note sheet in your pocket or one of them fancy slimline phones, not like you get patted down. :dry
     
  9. MrNice

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    Sorry i just wanted strip searched from the chick who was administering the exam, HOT.....
     
  10. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Yeah but if you keep heading for the toilet every 5 mins they may get a bit suspicious!

    :biggrin
     
  11. Bluerinse
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    Congrats on the pass mate - well done 8)
     
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  12. Sparky
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    Congrats on the pass mate, as for the exam freezing that happened when I was doing the 70-270. I got up to tell the peeps at the test centre (it had froze for a few mins) and then suddenly the screen jumped to the next question. Looked like an arse standing up and then sitting back down for no apparent reason! :biggrin
     
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