I have a Windows Server 2003 box that is being backed up regualrly via ntbackup, but it has several complex file share permissions (complex meaning LOTS of users and folder permissions) that took a LONG time to setup. I would like a way to re-install this should the complete server backup not work for any reason.
Will the system state backup work for this? I'm under the impresion the active directory is part of this, thankfully I've never had to use it. If I had to, could I simply setup Windows Server 2003 on a fresh box and then restore the "system state" backup and then just add the shared folders back that the permissions in AD reference? Does that sound plausible?
Also I know I have a tombstone life we have to deal with in the system state backup, correct?
Thanks in advance for the replies!