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Directory Services Restore Mode

Updated: November 25, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

An administrator can restart a domain controller into a special maintenance and diagnostic mode, which is known as Directory Services Restore Mode. An adminstrator can use this startup option to perform checks on the directory database, compact the database, or even completely restore the database.

Events

Event ID Source Message

16652

SAM

The domain controller is booting to directory services restore mode.

Related Management Information

Database/Configuration

Active Directory

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