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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Backing Up and Restoring the Registry

In Chapter 34, you learned how to use Windows Server Backup and Wbadmin to back up and restore your system. To safeguard the registry, you can include it in scheduled backups or do manual backups from the command line.

Choosing a Backup Method

Because the registry is more than an ordinary file, it makes sense that you have to give your backup and restore procedures more than the ordinary amount of thought. You can back up and restore your registry in other ways besides making a complete backup of the entire system state. Of course, you should still perform regular backups of your data and the system state for each computer you administer. It is still useful to back up the registry by itself, because the registry ...

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