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Is there a way to backup active directory manually using copy/paste?
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Mike Kline earned 250 total points
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No you need to take a system state backup either using the built in backup tools or a 3rd party tool.  Copy/pasting will not work.


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i wasw hoping to back it up with a batch file.  Is there a free simple way to back it up?
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You can script NTBackup    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814583


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I  would go for GUI with schedule time its easy too.

Nice GUI guide of AD 2003 backup:
http://www.petri.co.il/backup-windows-server-2003-active-directory.htm

How to Restore Windows Server 2003 Active Directory
http://www.petri.co.il/restore-windows-server-2003-active-directory.htm

Active Directory Backup and Restore in Windows Server 2008:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2008.05.adbackup.aspx?pr=blog

Regards,
Abhijitw.
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