1. Install the original version of Windows 2008.
This basic Windows installation is necessary to provide Backup Exec with a target to which it can restore the system. The computer name, Windows directory and the file system (NTFS) must be the same as the previous Windows installation. This basic installation will later be overwritten by the backed up version, which will restore the system configuration, application settings, and security settings. The Windows OS should be updated the service pack it was last working on.
2. Install Backup Exec for Windows Servers and SQL Express to a directory other than where it was originally installed (this is a temporary installation)
Note: Always log on to Windows using the Administrator account or its equivalent during this procedure.
3. Using the Device Driver Installation Wizard, install the appropriate device driver for the attached media drive (see "The Device Driver Installation Wizard" in the Backup Exec Administrator's Manual)
4. Start Backup Exec for Windows Servers
5. From the Devices tab, inventory the media containing the latest full backup of the computer to be recovered
6. Catalog the media containing the latest full backup of the computer to be recovered. If the subsequent differential/incremental backups are on separate media, catalog those also.
7. From the Restore Selections tab, select all sets from the full and incremental backups that contain logical drives on the hard disk. If differential backup sets are to be restored, select only the last differential set. Make sure to include the System State and Shadow Copy Components as part of the restore selections.
8. Click Restore on the toolbar
9. From the General Settings, select the following options:
10. Click Run Now to start the restore, unless the following condition exists:
If the computer being restored is the only domain controller in the domain or if the entire domain is being rebuilt and this is the first domain controller, then perform the following steps:
a. From the Advanced Settings, select Mark this server as the primary arbitrator for replication when restoring folders managed by the File Replication Service, or when restoring SYSVOL in System State.
b. Click Run Now to start the restore
c. Reboot the computer
Note: Step 9 is required only if the Remote system being restored is a Domain Controller.
9. If the computer being restored is the only domain controller in the domain or if the entire domain is being rebuilt and this is the first domain controller, then from the ADVANCED tab, select Mark this server as the primary arbitrator for replication when restoring folders managed by the File Replication Service, or when restoring SYSVOL in System State.
10. Click Run Now to start the restore.
11. Once the restore job is successful reboot the remote computer.
Step 11 is the last step for Non-Authoritative restore. The computer's operating system is now restored to its pre-disaster state. All data files have been restored, except those protected by Backup Exec database agents.
For Authoritative Restore continue to follow Step 12 onwards
12. Press <F8> during startup.
13. From the Boot options select Directory Services Restore Mode.
14. Launch Backup Exec console.
15. From the navigation bar, click Restore and select System State component as the restore selections.
16. From the Properties pane, under Source, select Resource Credentials.
17. Highlight the restore selection for the remote server and click New.
18. Create a new logon account for this restore job. The account should be same as the administrator account for DSRM mode on the Windows 2008 Server.
19. Select the new logon account and click OK.
20. Run the Restore job.
Follow the steps below once the Restore job has finished successfully.
21. At This point to
A). Restore the entire Active Directory:
In the following example, the Windows 2008 domain name to restore is bkupexec001.com.
See Microsoft's documentation for running NTDSUTIL for Windows 2008 for more details.
B). Restore specific objects from the Active Directory
Note: In the above example <OU Name> is the name of the organizational unit, <domain name> is the domain name in which the OU resides, and <xxx> is the top level domain name of the domain controller, such as com, org, or edu. The above step can be used to restore as many objects as one needs to restore.
22. Exit NTDSUTIL once the restore has finished.
23. Restart the computer.
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