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Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Server Failure in Technical; Originally Posted by edutech4schools Another thing you can do, although I will get shot down by others on this site ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    Another thing you can do, although I will get shot down by others on this site is to run vmware converter on the server and get a copy of your live machine and just leave this file somewhere safe. Then when needed simply install vmware server or player onto any pc and point it at the file to have you server backup and running in a virtual machine while you fix the real server.

    I do this all the time, and have tested.
    Yep thats how I am backing up my main DC with hyper-v creating a vhd2disk thingy.

    I do have another DC in my office though so would normally just sieze the roles from that one and install DHCP again.

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    Effectively the same route as I currently take but slightly different. I use ESXi and a script to backup the VM images onto a NAS drive. From there I copy them onto an external HDD. I have booted the images in VMware Workstation and it loads up fine. Both my DCs, AV & Print, SIMS, WDS/MDT and terminal server are VMs. File servers where user home drives are kept and shared drives are sitting on a physical box that simply back up to tape.

    I did give Hyper-V a try but I didn't like it because it's like VMware Server or Workstation. My preference is to have a simple Hypervisor like ESXi so there's less room for it to go wrong. *touch wood*

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    And to backup or move DHCP I do this:

    export = netsh dhcp server export c:\dhcp.txt all
    import = netsh dhcp server import c:\dhcp.txt all

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