[windows2000] Re: Does a system state restore retain the service pack?

  • From: "Dennis Appelboom" <dennis.appelboom@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 15:07:35 +0100

Hi Angus,



I am not sure that this will work. I think you might have to install the
service pack and all patches after the clean installation to have a
successful restore.

But there is only one way to be really sure: Try it out!

I don't trust my backups until I have successfully tested a full




Dennis Appelboom




From: Angus Macdonald [mailto:Angus.Macdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: donderdag 13 november 2003 14:45
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Does a system state restore retain the service


I have a number of remote W2K domain controllers at the far end of
slowish wan links. I use NT Backup to backup the system state locally
every night, compress the .bkf to a .zip file and copy the zip files
onto my NAS during the small hours.


If I had to rebuild a server, could I simply reinstall a basic W2K
server, then restore the system state. Would SPs be maintained or would
I have to apply the proper SP before doing the restore?

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