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I have a Windows 2008 Server R2 Standard, that I have a Full Backup of.  The backups are .VHD files.  The system crashed after a Dell technician replaced the RAID controller.  What is the best way to restore this .VHD file?  I have tried several ways, but nothing seems to work.
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Boot the Windows 2008 Server R2 CDROM, start Repair and Restore mode.

Make sure the backups are on a PC on the network for network restore.

similar method in these videos I've created

Video Tutorial - Bare Metal Recovery of Microsoft Small Business Server 2011: Part 2 How to Restore Microsoft Small Business Server 2011
http://andysworld.org.uk/2011/10/30/new-hd-video-bare-metal-recovery-of-microsoft-small-business-server-2011-part-2-how-to-restore-microsoft-small-business-server-2011/

Video Tutorial -  Bare Metal Recovery of Microsoft Small Business Server 2011: Part 1 How to Backup Microsoft Small Business Server 2011
http://andysworld.org.uk/2011/10/30/new-hd-video-bare-metal-recovery-of-microsoft-small-business-server-2011-part-1-how-to-backup-microsoft-small-business-server-2011/
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Thanks for the quick response.  I will try that, but I cannot access the links you have provided.  I will let you know how this works out for me.
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the links work okay, here, just tested.
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Yep, works now.  Go figure.  I'll watch and compare what I'm doing.  Thanks!
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When I log into the remote server for the shares, it does not show anything.  The VHD files are there, but it does not act like it sees them.  Is there anything that I can do?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1500 total points
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do do not have any issues with the file share?

was this the location the backup was made?
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No issues with file share.  These files have been moved from original location.
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