troubleshooting Question

wsus registry backup

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Windows Server 2003Windows Server 2008WSUS
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hi ive backed up wsus 3.0 sometime ago as per a previous thread where i received advice:

2013-04-17 at 16:58:01ID28100400

the below is what i backed up:

I carried out a single backup on the following and saved backup also in the d: drive as below:

system state - which includes
- boot files
- com + class registry files
- registry files

- c:\program files\update services
- c:\program files\windowsupdate
 - & systemstate
- c:\windows\softwaredistribution

d:\wsus - which holds the following:

- updateservicesdbfiles
- updateservicespackages
- wsuscontent

note: although my database is located on my 2nd d: partition, it is large enough so i have located my backup there also at least temporarily

question1.  as i have configured my wsus 3.0 for port: 8530 i will now backup all of the above as i wish to temporarily install exchange 2003 to use port: 80 on same machine and then do another backup of both wsus & exchange.  but if i had an issue and i then wished to remove exchange 2003 completely, would i do the following in that order:    ?

-  1st uninstall exchange 2003
-  2nd complete a (restore) to rewind it back back to just using (wsus)
- 3rd check the explorer and registry for any residual items that may have not fully uninstalled completely

question 2.  i only have 1 current backup of all of the above located on my d:\backup folder, so if i do another backup shall i select (incremental) so it integrates and adds new changes/updates to the same old previous backup or shall i just delete it and add a fresh new backup or shall i choose (differential)  and shall i also select (verify data after backup  ?
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