PERFORM AN AUTHORITATIVE RESTORATION:User must first restart the domain controller of interest. Next when prompted with the menu to select the correct OS, the user should press F8. Next, from the windows advanced options menu select Directory Services restore Mode and press enter. Select Windows OS. Use the restore mode password and then log on as the admin. Windows will be running in safe mode. Initiate the windows backup application by navigating to windows home > accessories application > System Tools > backup > restore and navigate to the location where the backup is stored. Upon completion of the AD recovery close all windows and confirm restart of computer.