Server or network administrators should have some idea about how to perform system recovery for a server. It is impossible to know everything but knowing the different options available to recover a server in the event of failure can go along way. One such recovery option in Windows Server 2003 is known as Automated System Recovery or ASR.
In order to recover a system using ASR, you must have created an ASR backup set before the server failed. You can create it by following the steps listed below:
- Click Start, point to All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and click Backup.
- Click the Automated System Recovery button.
- Click Next.
- Select a destination for the backup and a filename.
- Click Finish.
- Insert a blank, formatted floppy disk.
The ASR floppy always includes the information and files listed below. It may include additional depending on the services installed.
- COM+ Class Registration database
- Boot files, including system files
- System files that are under Windows File Protection
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