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Restore AD on a different machine 2003

  1. #1


    vdz Guest

    Restore AD on a different machine 2003

    Hi all,

    As I am doing a test for Disater Recovery Plan, say all servers had gone,
    but I still had all the backup tapes using backup exec.
    So what I would do is that:
    Build a new server, install 2003 then restore system state using
    non-authoritative.
    is it right process? thanks in advance,

    Regards

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  2. #2


    Florian Frommherz [MVP] Guest

    Re: Restore AD on a different machine 2003

    Howdie!

    vdz schrieb:

    > As I am doing a test for Disater Recovery Plan, say all servers had gone,
    > but I still had all the backup tapes using backup exec.
    > So what I would do is that:
    > Build a new server, install 2003 then restore system state using
    > non-authoritative.
    > is it right process? thanks in advance,
    You won't be able to restore the system state on a different machine
    unless it has the same hardware. You'll be ending up having hardware
    issues - it isn't supported anyway: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249694

    What you'd need to do is fix one of the previous DCs and rebuild the
    system state on one of those.

    Cheers,
    Florian
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    Microsoft MVP - Group Policy
    eMail: prename [at] frickelsoft [dot] net.
    blog: http://www.frickelsoft.net/blog.
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  3. #3


    Mel K. Guest

    Re: Restore AD on a different machine 2003

    In this case, using VMs would be very beneficial.

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    Mel K.
    MCSA: M

    "Florian Frommherz [MVP]" <florian@newsgroup> wrote in
    message news:ONP1mZAKKHA.1252@newsgroup

    > Howdie!
    >
    > vdz schrieb:

    >> As I am doing a test for Disater Recovery Plan, say all servers had gone,
    >> but I still had all the backup tapes using backup exec. So what I would
    >> do is that:
    >> Build a new server, install 2003 then restore system state using
    >> non-authoritative.
    >> is it right process? thanks in advance,
    >
    > You won't be able to restore the system state on a different machine
    > unless it has the same hardware. You'll be ending up having hardware
    > issues - it isn't supported anyway: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249694
    >
    > What you'd need to do is fix one of the previous DCs and rebuild the
    > system state on one of those.
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Florian
    > --
    > Microsoft MVP - Group Policy
    > eMail: prename [at] frickelsoft [dot] net.
    > blog: http://www.frickelsoft.net/blog.
    > Maillist (german): http://frickelsoft.net/cms/index.php?page=mailingliste


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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