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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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Recovery Console

The Recovery Console uses a miniature version of Windows Server 2003 built by the Windows Server 2003 CD to access files on the system partition. Using this operating environment, you can run a small set of diagnostic utilities, disable drivers and services, replace driver files, and do other surgical procedures to recover a failed system. The Repair Console can be loaded in one of two ways:

  • Boot from the Windows Server 2003 CD and select the Repair option.
  • Install the console files on the local drive, which makes the Recovery Console part of the boot menu.

There is no option for booting the Recovery Console from floppies because Windows Server 2003 has no floppy Setup option. Let's install the Recovery Console files on the hard ...

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