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The Bkf File Can Not Be Restored On Windows 2003 Server

Creating and maintaining backup of your critical data is the most critical step towards safeguarding your data. For this purpose, Microsoft Windows includes a data backup utility, known as NTBackup. NTBackup tool creates backup in the form of BKF file on any storage media. You can easily restore data from BKF file using NTBackup tool in case of data loss. But in some situations, the BKF file may get damaged due to file system corruption, virus infection, improper system shutdown and more. At this point, you need to go for bkf recovery tools to retrieve data from inaccessible and unusable BKF file.

In a practical scenario of BKF file corruption, when you attempt to restore data from the BKF file through NTBackup tool on a server that is working as a domain controller with Windows 2003, the restore process might fail. You may come across the below given error message when you attempt to restore data:

Backup Status
Operation: Backup
Active backup destination: File
Media name: "bkup_file.bkf created MM/DD/YYYY at HH:MM AM|PM"
NTDS has reported a VSS error 0x800423f0.

Because you cant perform system state backup and restore, objects in the Active Directory couldnt be restored on domain controller. Thus you can not carry out the below operations:

Restore removed objects
Restore data from damaged BKF file
Restore Active Directory on your system that cant load Active Directory after unexpected system shutdown.

After this issue, the restore process gets terminated and you need to Repair BKF File to access data from it.


In Microsoft Windows 2003 Server, the restore process works only when operating system, database, log files all are on same drive or all are on different disks. This issue occurs when either log or the ntds.dit file is on the system drive. It causes BKF file corruption and thus restoration could not complete.

At this point, scan the damaged BKF file using bkf repair software and restore all of the stored data. These software use high-end scanning algorithms to thoroughly scan the corrupted file. With interactive and simple graphical user interface, you can easily use these software without having sound and prior technical skills. Due to read only and non destructive design, these software are totally safe to use.

Stellar Phoenix BKF Recovery is the most advanced and effective tool to retrieve data from corrupted BKF file. This BKF Repair software can recover data from BKF files created using NTBackup tool of Windows 2003, XP and 2000. It is designed for Microsoft Windows Vista, 2003, XP and 2000.

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