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Can I restore sys state to different hardware in windows 2003 SBS server

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I have a full backup, and sys state from my original server
On the new server (IBM with RAID) I have installed the first stage ie server install
I then did a full restore of C: drive and it could not see the SATA RAID
I used F6 to load drivers, went to command console and copied the SATA drives to the root of C and did a FixBoot
I then started it up OK but had no domian stuff

I then did a restore of SYS STATE and even with the same procedures as before I can not restart.  It can see the drive and starts to load but then it is just a blank screen.  Last known good and safe mode do not work.

If I do a full install of SBS 2003 can I then do a restore of SYS State and get my AD back or will it stuff up my booting agian
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I started again with a clean install

Would the process for 2003 be the same as 2000 described in the article?
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Another query.  If I do a repair on a 2003 domain controller

When the Setup program finds the damaged installation, press R to repair the selected installation. the Setup program re-enumerates your computer's hardware (including the HAL) and performs an in-place upgrade while maintaining your programs and user settings. This procedure also refreshes the %SystemRoot%\Repair folder with accurate information that you can use for repair operations.

Will this stuff up the AD etc
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No, I followed that article to perform a restore of AD to a new server.  There are certain hardware limitations.  For example, I was simply unable to get a resotreof the system state from a DL 380 G3 to work in a ML 150 G2 whatever I did, but the restore did work to a ML570 once I had carried out a repair of the installation.
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