Windows Server 2008 System State backup

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How can we back up our Windows 2008 "System State?"
ASKED: July 27, 2011  2:03 PM
UPDATED: March 31, 2012  8:00 PM

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NT backup has been capable of doing this since 2003.

Most third party backup software can also perform this action. (if it can backup AD it can take system state info as this is where AD is stored)

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  • RRoony
    Use the built -in command language - Wbadmin to do system state backup. You maybe know Windows Server Backup and it is just like NTBackup in Windows Server 2003. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd767786.aspx This is an article talking about the command language of Wbadmin for microsoft. You must learn language commands and then you might managed to backup Windows Server system state. You also can try third-party software which is simpler and easier.
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  • James Murray
    There's a lot of ways to read this question? The system state backup is limited to these unique parts of the operating system. •System Registry •COM + Database •Certificate Services •Active Directory •SysVol •IIS Metabase If you need to restore a server, you will need this state to recover the registry, or your AD Domain, or IIS sites. Most backup software, including NT Backup, have a default choice to run a system state backup. The system state for the server changes only when the system has a setting change that affects the operating system. Updating a driver, changing hardware typically trigger changes to the system state. Part of the disaster recovery plan may be to have a system state backup in order to restore the orgininal settings to the system.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Ntbackup is deprecated in Windows Server 2008 and is replaced by Windows Server Backup. To backup system state in WS 2008, better to use command line tool called "WBADMIN".
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