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Windows® Essential Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion by J. C. Mackin, Charlie Russel

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Recovering Your Server with Windows Complete PC Restore

Although you can use Windows Server Backup to restore nonsystem volumes on your Windows EBS servers, you cannot use the same tools to recover the system volumes or an entire server. This restriction occurs because you cannot overwrite an operating system that is running.

To recover an entire Windows EBS server from a backup, use the Windows Complete PC Restore feature. Before beginning Windows Complete PC Restore, you need to have the backup of the entire computer accessible on a local internal hard disk, an external hard disk, or a DVD. (You cannot restore from a remote share.)

To begin Windows Complete PC Restore, perform the following steps:

  1. Boot your computer from the product DVD and select ...

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