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Need to make a copy of a Windows Server 2003 that is  on its way to its death bed. I would like to copy the server contents/settings etc and restore them to another server. Can this be accomplished via Norton Ghost and if so, how?

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So long as the disks are still readable and that the hardware you are going to GHOST onto is EXACTLY the same, except disk sizes maybe, YES.

If your going to a newer hardware platform then no.

What is your scenario please?
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So far, the hardware is the same so I guess it should not be an issue.

IF it were different hardware, it would not work?
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If it was different hardware then when you restored the image and rebooted, windows 2003 would have a fit trying to boot on something it never knew about!
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Anyway of copying settings and files over without image?

By the way, thanks for the help
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What is it you are trying to acheive?
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basically, our current server is on its way out- too many hardware problems. Just want to be able to transfer it "as is" with minimal hassle. I have another server that is identical to this one regarding hardware, and another that is in top shape but different hardware
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Is this a stand alone server? An active directory domain controller? An AD Member server?
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It is an AD member server
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How would I copy/restore the contents from this server to a new one with different hardware?
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