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Windows 2008 Export Setting to File

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I'm in the process of setting up a Windows 2008 Enterprise Edition  server with custom settings..
-power settings - disabled hiberate
-DEP settings,
-page file etc..
-Updates

Can all of these settings be exports to a XML file so when I go to install Windows 2008 on another server that need to be setup the same way Iwill read all of the settings from the XML file????
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by:NeilJamesCotton
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You can use a backup of the Windows System State, this should encompase all of the system settings for you to mirror over to a new build.
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Darius Ghassem earned 500 total points
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The one problem with MS is that you can't create a template like an XML this would be a great feature but currently this is not present. You can create images or backups of the system then image the server.

You can try the System State restore but most likely not all of your settings would apply.
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by:compdigit44
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So there is no way to scan a new server and have all the setting export to a file so you could create an unattended file?
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by:Darius Ghassem
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You can do an unattend install but you would still needed to configure the system.

Imaging Software is what you want
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by:NeilJamesCotton
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Not of a physical machine, that I am aware of.

However, you wanted to step up and look into virtual environments. You could create a default virtual image that you can use as a base for further server builds.
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