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Old 17-02-2008
2Sweet
 
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Restore Windows 2003 server

Due to some reason, a Windows 2003 server need to be reformatted!
By performing the below steps, will it works especially those third party
applcations i had installed in the server?

a) Re-partition the hard drives
b) Manually install Windows 2003 Server Std Edt.
b) Only restore 'Program Files' folders and 'System State' from backup tape
to the server



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Old 17-02-2008
Pegasus \(MVP\)
 
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Re: Restore Windows 2003 server


"2Sweet" <cmchong20@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Due to some reason, a Windows 2003 server need to be reformatted!
> By performing the below steps, will it works especially those third party
> applcations i had installed in the server?
>
> a) Re-partition the hard drives
> b) Manually install Windows 2003 Server Std Edt.
> b) Only restore 'Program Files' folders and 'System State' from backup
> tape to the server
>


I expect it to work but I always perform these tests on
a spare disk while everything is running smoothly. In this
way I have the confidence that I can do it when the crunch
comes.

If you have never done a test restore then you should do
this one on a spare disk too, before erasing the original.


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Old 18-02-2008
2Sweet
 
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Re: Restore Windows 2003 server

It doesn't work!!!
Wondering whether it works if i,

a) Manually install Windows Server Std Edt
b) Restore all 'System State', 'Windows' folder, 'Program Files' folder and
all other folders in C drive.

Basically, what i want is to revert to the previous working condition state.


"2Sweet" <cmchong20@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:%23%23nizwXcIHA.6024@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Due to some reason, a Windows 2003 server need to be reformatted!
> By performing the below steps, will it works especially those third party
> applcations i had installed in the server?
>
> a) Re-partition the hard drives
> b) Manually install Windows 2003 Server Std Edt.
> b) Only restore 'Program Files' folders and 'System State' from backup
> tape to the server
>



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Old 18-02-2008
Pegasus \(MVP\)
 
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Re: Restore Windows 2003 server


"2Sweet" <cmchong20@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:eaNaJbhcIHA.484@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> It doesn't work!!!
> Wondering whether it works if i,
>
> a) Manually install Windows Server Std Edt
> b) Restore all 'System State', 'Windows' folder, 'Program Files' folder
> and all other folders in C drive.
>
> Basically, what i want is to revert to the previous working condition
> state.
>


"It doesn't work" does not tell us a great deal. If you need
further assistance then you have to supply much more
information. Remember - we can't see your machine!


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Old 18-02-2008
2Sweet
 
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Re: Restore Windows 2003 server

I just restored System State and one of the application in the Program
Files.
The MS Windows has prompt alot of Windows errors and the particular
application cannot be executed.


"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com.oz> wrote in message
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>
> "2Sweet" <cmchong20@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:eaNaJbhcIHA.484@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> It doesn't work!!!
>> Wondering whether it works if i,
>>
>> a) Manually install Windows Server Std Edt
>> b) Restore all 'System State', 'Windows' folder, 'Program Files' folder
>> and all other folders in C drive.
>>
>> Basically, what i want is to revert to the previous working condition
>> state.
>>

>
> "It doesn't work" does not tell us a great deal. If you need
> further assistance then you have to supply much more
> information. Remember - we can't see your machine!
>



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Old 21-02-2008
vidguide2@gmail.com
 
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Re: Restore Windows 2003 server

On Feb 18, 9:40?pm, "2Sweet" <cmchon...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I just restored System State and one of the application in ?the Program
> Files.
> The MS Windows has prompt alot of Windows errors and the particular
> application cannot be executed.
>
> "Pegasus (MVP)" <I....@fly.com.oz> wrote in message
>
> news:eTWl6khcIHA.4880@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>
>
>
>
>
> > "2Sweet" <cmchon...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> >news:eaNaJbhcIHA.484@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> >> It doesn't work!!!
> >> Wondering whether it works if i,

>
> >> a) Manually install Windows Server Std Edt
> >> b) Restore all 'System State', 'Windows' folder, 'Program Files' folder
> >> and all other folders in C drive.

>
> >> Basically, what i want is to revert to the previous working condition
> >> state.

>
> > "It doesn't work" does not tell us a great deal. If you need
> > further assistance then you have to supply much more
> > information. Remember - we can't see your machine!- Hide quoted text -

>
> - Show quoted text -


I would agree with your last suggestion, system state, windows folder,
program files folder, and perhaps even C:\Documents and settings or C:
\users, depending on OS version. Some apps register DLLs and OCX's in
the windows directory, may be part of the problem.
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Old 23-02-2008
Hank Arnold (MVP)
 
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Re: Restore Windows 2003 server


Is drive image practical? Ghost or TrueImage will do the job nicely....

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Regards,
Hank Arnold
Microsoft MVP
Windows Server - Directory Services

2Sweet wrote:
> It doesn't work!!!
> Wondering whether it works if i,
>
> a) Manually install Windows Server Std Edt
> b) Restore all 'System State', 'Windows' folder, 'Program Files' folder and
> all other folders in C drive.
>
> Basically, what i want is to revert to the previous working condition state.
>
>
> "2Sweet" <cmchong20@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:%23%23nizwXcIHA.6024@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> Due to some reason, a Windows 2003 server need to be reformatted!
>> By performing the below steps, will it works especially those third party
>> applcations i had installed in the server?
>>
>> a) Re-partition the hard drives
>> b) Manually install Windows 2003 Server Std Edt.
>> b) Only restore 'Program Files' folders and 'System State' from backup
>> tape to the server
>>

>
>

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