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

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?
Jimmy TrojanowskiVice President Of OperationsAsked:
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Krzysztof PytkoConnect With a Mentor Senior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Did you consider using System State Backup for that? It's much more better than using manual copy of those files.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781353%28WS.10%29.aspx

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

Regards,
Krzysztof
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DMTechGrooupCommented:


You could use something like ERUNT

http://www.winxptutor.com/regback.htm

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_Restore

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.

http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/91476-how-tosystem-restore-under-server-2003/
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