We recently had a 2 month old Dell PowerEdge wash away in a flood. The server was submersed in 4 feet of water. Needless to say, its gone.
We purchased another Dell PowerEdge ( Windows 2003 SBS ) and luckily we were able to salvage a working tape backup (full system state)of the old server.
We are using Backup Exec 9.1 to restore DNS, Exchange and AD. We are having success restoring the data but we are unable to restore AD.