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Restore Windows 2003

Created: 05 Jan 2005 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 2 comments


I have a problem whith the restore windows 2003 server.

I have this operative sistem and backup of them and I can´t restore the server.

The restore fail when i try copy system32.

when i restart the server does not raise.

Please, can any help me.

Message was edited by: ruben saez

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Gilly's picture


To successfully restore a server you must put a fresh copy of Windows on first.
Then install Veritas making sure you can see relevant Tape Drives/Libraries etc.
Then restore everything back onto the server. This will overwrite the OS you've just installed and should work fine.

DO NOT do this unless your comfortable with it!

I had to do this recently with WIN2K and it worked fine.

Good Luck.

ashwin pawar 2's picture

In addition to what gilly suggested you can also follow the steps mentioned this technote:

Disaster recovery of a Local Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 computer (includes non-authoritative restore of Active Directory for a domain controller) .