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
Go to the Start menu > Accessories > System Tools > Backup.
Click on the hyperlink called “Advanced Mode.”
Click on Tools > Backup Wizard.
Select “Only back up the System State data” and click Next.
Choose your backup destination, name your backup file, and click Next.
Click on the “Finish” button.
You will see the backup progress go for a few minutes and then you will want to verify that your backup file exists.