Performing a System State Backup in Windows Server 2003

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Follow the instructions below to perform a system state backup in Windows Server 2003. We realize this is an old operating system, but there are a lot of companies (including clients I have recently worked with) still using Windows Server 2003.

System State Backup

Step 1

Go to the Start menu > Accessories > System Tools > Backup.

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Step 2

Click on the hyperlink called “Advanced Mode.”

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Step 3

Click on Tools > Backup Wizard.

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Step 4

Click Next.

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Step 5

Select “Only back up the System State data” and click Next.

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Step 6

Choose your backup destination, name your backup file, and click Next.

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Step 7

Click on the “Finish” button.

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Step 8

You will see the backup progress go for a few minutes and then you will want to verify that your backup file exists.

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Additional Information – Restoring System State Backup in Windows Server 2003

I highly suggest reading this article here: System State – Backup Tutorial

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