Solved

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

Posted on 2006-06-16
6
175 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
progress so far:

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
0
Comment
Question by:jimcrint
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 48

Accepted Solution

by:
Jay_Jay70 earned 250 total points
ID: 16925157
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jimcrint
ID: 16925365
I started again with a clean install

Would the process for 2003 be the same as 2000 described in the article?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jimcrint
ID: 16925368
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
0
 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:hstiles
hstiles earned 250 total points
ID: 16934152
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.
0

Featured Post

Top 6 Sources for Identifying Threat Actor TTPs

Understanding your enemy is essential. These six sources will help you identify the most popular threat actor tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).

Join & Write a Comment

SHARE your personal details only on a NEED to basis. Take CHARGE and SECURE your IDENTITY. How do I then PROTECT myself and stay in charge of my own Personal details (and) - MY own WAY...
Article by: btan
The intent is not to repeat what many has know about Ransomware but more to join its dots of what is it, who are the victims, why it exists, when and how we respond on infection. Lastly, sum up in a glance to share such information with more to help…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
This video demonstrates how to create an example email signature rule for a department in a company using CodeTwo Exchange Rules. The signature will be inserted beneath users' latest emails in conversations and will be displayed in users' Sent Items…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now