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How do I preform a bare metal restore on 2008 r2 dc

I need to build an isolated 2008 r2 DC vm on esxi.

I have the the windows image backup of the dc.

But I've search for a step by step procedure ont he web and not finding anything.

So I'm not sure whwre to start. Do I create a base 2008r2 vm? Do I need to create this vm with the same nme and disks as the orignal? ...etc

Any direction will be great.
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R. Andrew KoffronCommented:
um, yeah, (weird - the guide doesn't spell it out) first thing is a simple 2008r2 install in a VM. other wise there's not server backup and restore app.
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
Like Harel said, an install of WS08 is the start. Will this DC be joined to other DC's? Also, will the backup copy of the domain database be the authoritative copy?
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rdefinoAuthor Commented:
This dc will be isolated all by itself. We are just testing expanding the schema.

So I copied the backup set to the new vm I created but when I run Windows backup app and click recoever I cannot choose anything but the dvd drive. I have the backup set on another drive on the vm, the E drive, but I cannot choose it as a backup location.
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
Don't you have to add the drive to the VM, before it will be seen?
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rdefinoAuthor Commented:
I already added it and it can be seen in 2008 disk management. Also the c: drve doesn't show there eihter...should it?
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rdefinoAuthor Commented:
So I just connect to the backup remotely, but when doign the restore it tells me that I need to be in DSRM mode. But this isn't a DC, it's just a fresh install of 2008 r2. Do I have to make it a dc first before restoring?
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R. Andrew KoffronCommented:
if the back up was a DC it'll be a DC when the restore is done. just fit f8 while booting. and chose the option for it.
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