After you restore deleted objects by performing an authoritative restoration on a Windows Server 2003-based domain controller, the linked attributes of some objects are not replicated to the other domain controllers

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SYMPTOMS

You delete many Active Directory objects on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based domain controller. Then, you perform an authoritative restoration to restore the deleted objects. However, after you perform the authoritative restoration, the linked attributes of some objects are not replicated to the other domain controllers in a linked-value replication (LVR). Instead, these linked attributes remain only on the domain controller on which you performed the authoritative restoration.

For example, when you perform an authoritative restoration to restore deleted group objects, the member attributes of the groups are not replicated to the other domain controllers.

This problem also occurs on global catalog servers. This problem does not occur if the replication model is not the LVR model.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the linked attributes of an object may be replicated to another domain controller before the object itself is replicated. In this situation, the destination domain controller drops the linked attributes. However, because the update sequence number (USN) vector is updated, the linked attributes will not be replicated again.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, apply the following hotfix to the domain controllers that are changed during the authoritative restoration.

Usually, you cannot determine which domain controllers are changed. Therefore, we recommend that you apply this hotfix to all the domain controllers on which you did not perform the authoritative restoration.

After you apply the hotfix to the domain controllers, the problem does not occur. However, the hotfix does not resolve the replication problem. After you apply the hotfix, perform a second authoritative restoration that is identical to the first restoration to replicate the missing LVR attributes. After the authoritative restoration process has been completed on the recovery domain controllers, apply the hotfix to the recovery domain controllers.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 installed. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Ntdsa.dll5.2.3790.41201,525,24820-Jul-200709:02x86SP2
W03a2409.dll5.2.3790.4106453,63228-Jun-200707:20x86SP2
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ntdsa.dll5.2.3790.41202,969,60019-Jul-200718:35x64SP2Not applicable
W03a2409.dll5.2.3790.4082454,14419-Jul-200718:35x64SP2Not applicable
Wntdsa.dll5.2.3790.41201,525,24819-Jul-200718:35x86SP2WOW
Ww03a2409.dll5.2.3790.4106453,63219-Jul-200718:35x86SP2WOW
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ntdsa.dll5.2.3790.41204,259,32819-Jul-200718:32IA-64SP2Not applicable
W03a2409.dll5.2.3790.4082452,60819-Jul-200718:32IA-64SP2Not applicable
Wntdsa.dll5.2.3790.41201,525,24819-Jul-200718:32x86SP2WOW
Ww03a2409.dll5.2.3790.4106453,63219-Jul-200718:32x86SP2WOW
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Ntdsa.dll5.2.3790.29781,524,22420-Jul-200708:42x86SP1
W03a2409.dll5.2.3790.295728,67219-Jun-200707:30x86SP1
Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ntdsa.dll5.2.3790.29782,968,06419-Jul-200718:23x64SP1Not applicable
W03a2409.dll5.2.3790.295729,18419-Jul-200718:23x64SP1Not applicable
Wntdsa.dll5.2.3790.29781,524,22419-Jul-200718:23x86SP1WOW
Ww03a2409.dll5.2.3790.295728,67219-Jul-200718:23x86SP1WOW
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ntdsa.dll5.2.3790.29784,257,28019-Jul-200718:23IA-64SP1Not applicable
W03a2409.dll5.2.3790.295727,64819-Jul-200718:23IA-64SP1Not applicable
Wntdsa.dll5.2.3790.29781,524,22419-Jul-200718:23x86SP1WOW
Ww03a2409.dll5.2.3790.295728,67219-Jul-200718:23x86SP1WOW

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, manually export the linked attributes from the domain controller on which you performed the authoritative restoration. Then, import the linked attributes to all the other domain controllers. To perform these operations, you can use the Ldifde.exe tool.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

Windows Server 2003 introduced a new LVR replication model for linked multivalued attributes. LVR replicates each group member in a separate replication operation instead of replicating the whole group in a single operation. LVR becomes available after the forest functional level is raised to one of the following functional levels:
  • Windows Server 2003 interim
  • Windows Server 2003
For more information about forest functional levels, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322692 How to raise domain and forest functional levels in Windows Server 2003
For more information about how to restore deleted user accounts and their group memberships, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
840001 How to restore deleted user accounts and their group memberships in Active Directory
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 937855 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
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