Backup, Restore Win2K8 Active Directory Using Only Windows Backup (on Different Server)
Posted on 2012-09-10
Is there some way to use the native Windows Server 2008 R2 - Windows Backup program to make a backup of the entire Win2K8 server machine including the System State, and then restore that System State - including Active Directory and all associated users, groups, etc... - to another, clean Windows Server 2008 R2 installation on a different machine (i.e. with dissimilar hardware, drivers, etc..) ? And, if so, what are the steps to accomplish that ? Does one have to boot to the F8 menu and choose Active Directory Authoritative Restore, or boot to the Win2K8 disk, or follow some other steps to initiate the restore ?