Restore master database

IF i restore master db from one SQL Server 2016 Enterprise With SP1  to another SQL Server 2016 Enterprise does it works?

Assume both servers are same edition and same sp level nothing is different?
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Nitin SontakkeDeveloperCommented:
If you could just let us know reason / the rationale behind you are trying to do this, please.
Mark WillsTopic AdvisorCommented:
Yes, but you need to really have to do it, with a very good reason....  It holds logins, configs, and a whole lot more - even the humble @@servername et al

If you have info in one instance that you would like in another, then there are ways to copy, and much, much safer than what is essentially a copy of master.

However, it is possible and strongly recommend against it.

Before you start, have a read of :

Then read :

Treat it more like a rebuild :

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
I will be very very careful about doing that operation.
Even it's technically possible, the results can be very bad as a master database has information about the SQL Server he belongs to.

You didn't explain why do you want or need to perform such operation but I'll guess that the current master database is somehow corrupted and you do not have any backup to restore it to a last know good status. If this is the case, then I'll recommend you to rebuild the master database.
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