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Complete restore with ntbackup? Possible?

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  Hi there :)

  In this article http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=240363 Microsoft describes what to do if a Domain Controler brakes down, but is still functional enough to enter Directory Services Restore Mode to recover Active Directory, and so on, using NTBACKUP.

  What if the server is stolen, burned, or otherwise damages, so Directory Services Restore Mode is impossible? If you have a fresh new server, what should you have backed up to restore the server in the same state as before. I know that System State is important, and Sysvol, and Exchange Information Store.

  But I've triede to restore a backup on a new server. The data from the backup is transfered succesfully but it doesnt work at all, and the server acts wierd.

  What a i doing wrong?
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If you are restoring to different hardware the preceedure is more complicated since the system state contains driver info that will be wrong for your new box hence your replacement server acting wierd.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;263532 tells you how to restore properly and then how to do the post resatore repair. Don't restore Exchange until you have a working system and then just install new copy with /disasterrecovery flag and then restore the mail backup.
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