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Need Urgent help on Windows..

Created: 11 Apr 2013 • Updated: 14 Apr 2013 | 10 comments
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Hello All.

Need to do a complete Restore of Windows 2003 client, having c:\ drive and system state and shadow copy component.

Master server os is windows 2003, service pack 2 and client is also windows 2003, service pack 2.

What is the chronology ?

How i start?

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wannawin's picture

Actually, physical server was down and he build one VM server and they want to restore on that VM server..

V4's picture

Install OS and then Systemstate that's it

i Doubt systemstate restore would work with different hardware  as MS doesn't supports such restores

You can give a try to recover it. Was this WebServer or Domain Controller?

wannawin's picture

Hi Captain.

Why not c:\ drive, if something missing in c

wannawin's picture

Hi captain.

Can we Restore c:\ with overite option.

and then system state and then shadow copy?

Please advice..

Marianne's picture

See this TN for complete system restore instructions:

No guarantees that this will work to migrate to VM. BMR is recommended for this purpose. 
See these videos:

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

wannawin's picture

Hello Marianne.

Thanks for replying..

BMR is not installes.

VM is up, now they ask to restore C:\ drive and after that system state and shadow..

According to you, how i proceed?..

Please suggest..

Marianne's picture

Please read my previious post again. The 1st TN is the non-BMR way with step-by-step instructions.

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

wannawin's picture

Hello Marianne.

Actually earlier my team did restore of one of VM server and restore completed successfully but 2-3 application not started after restore.

Now client ask for another restore, he build one more VM server and want restore on that server but i doubt on application part, might be this time again it will not coming up, is there any thing which we can do in REGEDIT to make this effective..

Yasuhisa Ishikawa's picture

Please check if the original host has drive other than C:\ and these application need files on it. if so, try to restore these drives at same time with C:\.

Authorized Symantec Consultant(ASC) Data Protection in Tokyo, Japan

StefanosM's picture

This is the prosedure to restore a windows system. It is  the same as the video.

What applications the system has?