Restore images to different machine

Posted on 2011-04-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have test server with windows 2003 and exchange 2003 on the same box with active directory. I use paragon to backup the hard drive. When I restore the image to different server hardware, the os boots up with following error:
Security account manager failed because directory service can't start, error 0xc00002e1. Please reboot into Directory service restore mode"
I found this article kb258062, which is similar to my problem but not able to fix the problem. I thought third party software, paragon or acronis  should address this problem.

Please advise
Question by:officertango
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    Accepted Solution

    Third party disk imaging programs don't solve the issue,  image based backups are not supported.  The DS team has several good blogs on the subject




    Author Comment

    I have windows 2003 R2. These articles mainly talks about windows 2008. If disk image backup are not supported, why is Acronis and paragon saying it should not be a problem. restoring an image of a DC server from one machine to another? This does not make senses to me.
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    by:Mike Kline
    The problem persists in 2003 also, USN rollback issues.  I do wonder why they make those claims.  

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