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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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Backing Up the Directory

In the good old days of classic NT, you could capture the Registry hives on a single Emergency Repair Disk in a smallish domain and on the hard drive using RDISK -S if the Security Account Manager (SAM) was too big to fit on a floppy. Those days are long gone. In fact, RDISK is no longer even available.

Active Directory operations rely heavily on the Registry and many different system binaries, so you must back up and restore whole swatches of the system directory to retain integrity. Microsoft calls these files the System State. Figure 10.4 shows the list of System State files as they are displayed in NT backup. They include the following:

  • All files protected by the Windows File Protection system (virtually everything ...

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