Windows Server 2003 Backup Utility & NTFS Permissions

I'm taking a Windows backup (through my comp > properties of D:\ > tools > backup) of 285GB of data so I can rebuild the server on it's parent domain.  Will the backup record the NTFS permissions and will it be easy enough to restore the backed up files on to the new server on the parent domain without having to alter permissions?
E-proAsked:
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Shreedhar EtteCommented:
HI,

You can use ntbackup to backup files from old volume and restore them with permissions to new volume.

Hope this helps,
Shree
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E-proAuthor Commented:
Hi Shree.  Can I simply leave the D:\ partition as is and reinstall Windows on the C:\ partition to save the effort of transferring everything off and then back on again?
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Glen KnightCommented:
Yes you can there is no need to format the D partition.

But why don't you just disjoin the server from the domain and rejoin it to the other one? There is no need to re-install windows.
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E-proAuthor Commented:
Because it's going to be a DC.
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E-proAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help, but we'd already started the format.
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Glen KnightCommented:
Because it's going to be a DC?
Thisnis no eason to format the drive.

You just run DCPROMO
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