This would be nice if it could work. I'd like to make an image of a machine, and restore it to another machine and to get it to run without a complete reinstall. Here's the trick, assume a completely different platform i.e. multi-processor to single processor, scsi to IDE, etc. Also, image cannot be modified before it is taken, I've found some KB articles (ex: Q249694) that descibe the process by doing a bunch of script and registy modifications before the move. That's not what I'm looking for. I'm looking for some recovey console file swappingand some specific driver changing to just get the OS up and running in safe mode, then strighten out all the rest of the hardware changes. Lets make this a domain controller for good measure. I've just started messing around with this scenario and have gotten to INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE
after some repair (because of the SCSI & IDE, not boot.ini). Using identical hardware is also not an option. If registry merging is necesscary, it must be done through recovery console on an os that won't load. Has any one done this? Thanks in advance!