Restore Domain controller

Posted on 2004-11-06
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Dear all

I am using Windows 2000 SP4, I have a complete domain controller backup, including system state, i want to restore that backup in another new server.
How to make another new server as a domain controller and the data which is available
on old server i need to restore exactly the same.
Becoz i have nearly 100 users, every users desktop and mydocuments folders automatically storing at server side. that means Grouppolicy had made in such a way.

so please tell me how to make new server as domain controller and restore all data. i need full details and step by step instructions.

Thanks and Regards
Question by:javeed_ccna
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    You really need to restore to the same machine (hardware).  Doesn't have to be the same machine, but for example, if this is a Dell PowerEdge 2300 server, then you need to restore to a Dell PowerEdge 2300 server (not necessarily the same one).  You can TRY to restore to a different server, but you may end up with some serious problems because of the different hardware.  Problems including an inability to boot.

    Assuming this new server is the same (or you want to try it anyway), then I'd recommend you:
    1.  Install Windows 2000 on that server in the same directory as it was in on the old server (for example, C:\WINNT)
    2.  Then Restore your system state (provided it is not over 60 days old - preferrably it's only a few days old) - be careful to follow directions posted here:;en-us;241594&sd=tech

    (Is this your only Domain controller?)

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