I have a system state backup file which backup from an old Win2k server (consists of Active directory).
Assume that the whole server collapsed/damaged, I would like to restore the whole active directory (AD) to a new computer which does not have hardware as the old server such as SCSI card, raid card, network adapter and etc.
The following tasks are done by me at early stage:
1. Installed Win2k server with service pack 4 which same as the old server on the new computer.
2. Ensure no driver installed on this newly installed win2k server computer.
That's all that I've done.
I have tried to restore the system state backup file without promoting the server to AD and installing exchange server but the win2k failed to boot and caused "Inaccessible boot device".
I even tried to repair the win2k by using fixmbr, fixboot and chkdsk yet failed to boot.
I have some doubts on proceeding to restore Active Directory (AD):
1. Do I need to promote the new computer to AD after I installed the Win2k Server (before restore the system state backup)?
2. The old Win2k server has exchange 2000 server. So, do I need to install exchange server before restore the system state backup?
Anyone kindly advise what I have done wrong and what are the proper steps in restoring the AD
would be much appreciated.
Thank you very much.