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When objects on a computer are deleted or become corrupted, you may have to restore the computer by using a system state backup that contains the Active Directory database. You may then have to use the Ntdsutil.exe tool to mark the restored versions of these objects as authoritative.
On a domain controller that is running Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), the Ntdsutil tool writes back links for the objects that are restored authoritatively into .ldf files. The objects that are restored may be in several naming contexts.
When you try to import .ldf files into the target naming contexts (NCs), the import fails. Additionally, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:
Note In this error message, LineNumber is a placeholder for the line number.
Add error on line LineNumber: No such object
The server side error is: "Directory object not found."
The Ntdsutil tool tries to write files that are encoded in ASCII. However, this process fails to encode the object names in base64 format if the names contain characters that are in the upper ASCII range.
Note Characters that are in the upper ASCII range are characters that have a character code that is between 128 and 255.
To work around this problem, follow these steps:
Article ID: 910823 - Last Review: October 11, 2007 - Revision: 1.3
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