how can i create a registry restore point (a copy of the SAM, SYSTEM,SOFTWARE, SECURITY, DEFAULT files in system32\config) in a server OS

Posted on 2011-10-24
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
how can i create a registry restore point (a copy of the SAM, SYSTEM,SOFTWARE, SECURITY, DEFAULT files in system32\config) in a server OS.
Similar to the copies WinXP System restore makes in the SystemVolumeInformation folder?
Question by:PCCableTech
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    You could use something like ERUNT

    You could write your own script to do the following :

    Copy the necessary files somewhere.. this Wiki article gives good examples of what is backed up.

    Finally you can try this on a test machine before putting it live but people have had success adding the actual system restore to their win 2k3 machines.  I have not tried or tested this so this is a use at your own risk.
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    Did you consider using System State Backup for that? It's much more better than using manual copy of those files.

    Do it regularly for each of your mission-critical servers and you would be safe


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