Hey guys. We have a full backup (ntBackup including System State) of our exchange server (running 2003 Enterprise R2). We're trying to restore this backup to another server (our disaster recovery exchange server), which is running the exact same OS but different hardware (both IBM, but different models). After we perform the restore which completes successfully and reboot, upon loading windows, it gets to the loading Windows 2003 Server page and Blue Screens. The error is:
It's obviously some sort of hardware settings being overwritten causing a conflict on startup. We tried excluding the following directories on restore, but to no avail: (C:\windows\inf, C:\windows\system32\drivers). Is there another directory we should try to exclude?
I dont know. Perhaps there is there a way to restore the part of the registry that has the correct driver settings?
All we need is to have both servers running the same system state so that we can install our replication software.
Please help, this is mission critical and we are close to purchasing a new server which is not our preferred option.
Thank you SO SO much!