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Active Directory Database Repair

SecureRecovery® File Repair for corrupted Active Directory databases (.dit)
  • Wide-ranging Support for Microsoft Active Directory 2008, 2003 and 2000 Advanced Server
  • Recovers and Repairs Users, Services and Resources
  • Restores Forests and Trees
  • Repairs Domains Hierarchy
  • Retains Current Active Directory Structures, Incorporating Repaired Objects
  • Full Support for Install and Uninstall Operations
  • No Special Skills Required
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SecureRecovery for Active Directory offers a simple, user-friendly interface to guide you through the recovery process. The newest version of the utility is fully compatible with Windows Server 2008, and includes the following features:

Windows Server systems depend on Active Directory for user authentication and a set of operations that are vital to network functionality. When a directory service is damaged, entire networks are at risk of losing data. Protect your information from corrupted Active Directory objects with SecureRecovery for Active Directory, a data repair utility designed specifically for Microsoft’s premier directory service.


While SecureRecovery for Active Directory can restore the crucial information that keeps your network running smoothly, there are a few details that cannot be recovered with this product. The utility does not restore:

  • User Passwords — These Will Be Reset as Blank Fields
  • Security IDs — Restored Objects Will Be Assigned New Security IDs

Protect Your Network With Dedicated Active Directory Restoration Software

Corrupted domain information can cause serious lapses of function in Windows domain networks, requiring a fast, reliable solution to repair the system. SecureRecovery for Active Directory seeks out the root of the corruption and restores missing or damaged information with an intuitive, user-friendly interface. Order this powerful utility today for quick and simple Active Directory repair.

System Requirements

SecureRecovery for Active Directory is fully compatible with a broad range of Windows systems.

  • Operating Systems: Windows 2008 Server, 2003 Server and 2000 Advanced Server
  • Directory Service: Active Directory (PDC)
  • RAM: 256-1024 MB (More Extensive Corruption and Larger Systems Require More RAM)
  • Hard Disk Space: 10 MB or More Available
  • Display: 640 x 480 or More Resolution, 256 Colors
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Active Directory Database Repair

How can I find out whether SecureRecovery for Active Directory will repair my databases?

Recoverability will vary depending on the failure circumstances. However, SecureRecovery for Active Directory provides the best way to restore lost, damaged, corrupt or deleted Active Directory databases.

We offer a free demo version to help you determine whether SecureRecovery for Active Directory is right for you. After downloading the software, you will be able to view a list of recoverable and unrecoverable files.

Please note that in order to protect your data, you must back up your damaged Active Directory databases before running the software.

Is the demo version identical to the full version of SecureRecovery for Active Directory?

No. The demo version works the same way, but only recovers a limited number of database objects. It replaces the remaining objects with placeholders.

The full versions of SecureRecovery for Active Directory do not have this limitation and will not create these placeholders. Please note that if the demo output does not show certain database objects, these objects will not be recoverable with the full version of the program.

After running the full version or demo, my recovered files seem smaller than expected. Why is this, and is it a serious issue?

This is very common and does not necessarily indicate any permanent usability issues with the recovered files.

SecureRecovery for Active Directory replaces permanent file damage with blank space, which can reduce the size of the recovered files (as compared to the original undamaged files). Additionally, some of the original database’s features might not be supported under certain circumstances, and those features would therefore be absent from the output.

Finally, it is important to note that the demo version of the software uses placeholders in place of recoverable database objects. These placeholders are fairly small and reduce the size of the demo files. When you recover your databases using the full version of SecureRecovery for Active Directory, the recovered files will be larger.

My recovered databases have blank user passwords. Is this normal, and can I recover the original users’ passwords?

This is normal. Unfortunately, SecureRecovery for Active Directory cannot restore original users’ passwords due to API restrictions. Instead, the software converts existing passwords to blank ones.

To protect your data, please remember to change the blank passwords to secure passwords as soon as possible after you have completed the recovery.

How are the product license options different? Is one option better than another?

Features vary, but the Standard version of the software is often appropriate for users who need to access a single damaged database. Regular users and power users may need to use the other licensing options. Please visit our Licensing page for more information.

Can I run SecureRecovery for Active Directory through the command line of my operating system, or use batch files to recover multiple databases?

Yes, this feature is available if you have the Service or the Enterprise license (it is not available on the Standard license).

Use the following format for a command line call, without angle brackets: adr.exe “”

In the command line, the software supports the modifiers ‘*’ to replace a group of symbols and ‘?’ to replace a single symbol. Be sure to create the directory for the recovered Active Directory databases before running the software from the command line.

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