Restore system state issue on window server 2003 ?

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           I have a window server 2003 single DC running on esx4.1 , i have backup a system state for the AD, and this server image has corrupted, and i have installed a new window server 2003, if i want to restore the system state, do i have to promo this new installed server 2003 to a domain controller first before restore the system state ? coz i have tried to restore the system state before promo to DC, its show blue screen when i try to turn on, any help would be Appreciated, Thanks !


Keith
piaakitAsked:
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bominthuCommented:
You don't need to promote the new server as DC first before restore.
If you get blue screen, it could be driver issue. Could you check your dead server and new server controller types and other hardware you added in VM are the same ?
piaakitAuthor Commented:
Yes, its the same server, the system state backup contains 10 system state version, i will try all of them, any suggestion ?
piaakitAuthor Commented:
could it be 32 bit & 64 bits issue ?
piaakitAuthor Commented:
may be i have forgotten to install vmware tool in the new installed server
bominthuCommented:
Yes Vmware tools should be always installed.

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