Vampire against Windows 2008 R2 64-bit is BORKEN

Zahari Zahariev zahari.zahariev at
Tue Jul 6 05:14:31 MDT 2010

Hi Metze,

I am using VMware ESXi (bare metal virtualization) on a Dell Power Edge.
There is a Windows client and a command line interface to it. The only
way to revert snapshots (for now) I have proven to work with the command
line + sshpass (scriptable) is that I create the snapshots in a chain
not from a common root snapshot. 

Reference to VMware ESXi command line:

You are right though. Both should be tested.


On Tue, 2010-07-06 at 12:57 +0200, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> Hi Zahari,
> > Resolution:
> > --------------
> > Issue has been resolved by editing CN=NTDS
> > Settings,CN=<SERVERNAME>,CN=Servers,CN=Default-First-Site-Name,CN=Sites,<COFIGURATION> "option" attribute from 0x7 to be 0x1.
> > 
> > Strange side effect:
> > --------------------
> > I have started with dcpromo of "Windows Server 2008R2 64bit" at
> > functional level 2000-native (both forest & domain). Then I made a
> > snapshot. After which I opened "Sites-and-Services" tool and from there
> > I started to raise the forest functional level then take snapshots.
> > Unfortunately after 1 or 2 of these cycles the above attribute gets
> > changed to 0x7 which rejects all inbound and outbound replication. As a
> > result of that my 2008 and 2008R2 snapshot levels did not work. 
> That's interesting!
> I used VirtualBox and created a snapshot before the dcpromo,
> and then after each dcpromo. And they're all based on the snapshot
> before the dcpromo
> instead of on top of each other. But it makes sense to test both.
> metze

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