Restoring to a dissimilar Windows system

Article:HOWTO68811  |  Created: 2012-02-06  |  Updated: 2012-02-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO68811
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Restoring to a dissimilar Windows system

Microsoft Windows systems only.

Table: Dissimilar system restore overview describes the process to restore to a dissimilar system.

If the target system disk(s) are different than the protected system disks, disk and volume mapping (as performed with a dissimilar disk restore) are required.

Table: Dissimilar system restore overview

Step

Task

Procedure

Step 1

Learn about dissimilar system restore.

See About dissimilar system restore.

Step 2

Discover the configuration of the target system.

See About discovering the configuration of the new system.

Step 3

Create a configuration to use for the restore.

See Creating an editable DSR configuration.

Step 4

Add NIC drivers and the MSD drivers to the restore configuration system.

See About adding NIC and MSD drivers.

Step 5

Change the network interfaces and network identities in the restore configuration.

See About changing network interfaces.

Step 6

Map disks in the restore configuration.

See About mapping disks in the restore configuration.

Step 7

Create boot media.

See About creating boot media.

Step 8

Restore the client.

See About restoring the client.

Step 9

Complete the DSR changes at the first logon to the restored system.

See Logging on for the first time after system restore.


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