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W2k3 ASR is the new acronym for emergency repair disk....floppy required...so I don't have floppy drives..what to do?

Posted on 2006-06-30
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In Windows server 2003, the word is Automated System Recovery.

If the server  ever fails you simply restart with the Windows Server 2003 CD-ROM and selct the option to perform an Automated System Recovery.

The process uses the list of files on the ASR disk to restore standard drivers and files from the original Windows Server 2003 CD-ROM, and will restore remaining files from the ASR backup set?

To create ASR set, open the Backup Utility from the Accessories program group, or by clicking Start, then Run, and typing Ntbackup.exe. Click Advanced Mode. Then, from the Backup Utility’s Welcome tab, or tools menu, select ASR wizard. Follow the instructions of the ASR Preparation Wizard. You need a 1.44 MB floppy disk to create ASR floppy.
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by:bigjimbo813
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You must use a floppy for ASR.

You can try a USB Bootable floppy...but there is the possibility it will not work.
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Found you another option:

You normally access the ASR state file (Asr.sif) through a local floppy disk drive. If the computer does not have a floppy disk drive, or you want to perform an ASR restore over a network or remotely, you can use a Remote Installation Services (RIS) server to fully automate the ASR process. RIS uses Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE) technology to enable client computers without an operating system to boot remotely to a RIS server that performs installation of a supported operating system over a TCP/IP network connection. Consequently, the remote installation client computer must have a PXE-enabled network adapter.


http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/7b4f0436-cc90-4b52-b6ab-064f9db8d2721033.mspx?mfr=true
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by:Sp0cky
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But what do people do with blade servers that do not have floppies?
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oops didnt see the other comments.
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bigjimbo813 earned 350 total points
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My appoligies for jumping the gun. I had researched this awhile ago and turned up nothing.


Here is another "hack" courtesy of O'Reilly.

Look at the last paragraph of pg 338
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/winsvrhks/chapter/hack98.pdf
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by:Sp0cky
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Thank you, so ASR backs up system state as well?
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by:Sp0cky
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I researched answer is yes.
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