Restoring from a remote media server

Use the following steps to restore from a remote media server.

To restore from a remote media server

  1. From the Select Restore Method screen, select Install networking and then restore from a remote media server.

  2. Click Next.

    The Disaster Recovery Wizard attempts to detect and install the correct network drivers.

  3. After networking is installed, click Next.

  4. On the Connect to Media Server screen, enter the credentials that are required to access the media server.

    Server Name

    The name of the remote media server that you selected to run the restore job.


    The domain in which the remote media server is a member.

    User Name

    The user name that has administrator rights to the remote media server.


    The password that is required for access.

  5. Click Next.

    On the Restore Data screen, all backup sets that are required to fully restore the computer are checked by default.

  6. Click Next.

  7. When the automated restore process finishes, click the appropriate response.


    The Disaster Recovery Wizard prompts you to select another media set from which to continue the restore process.


    The Disaster Recovery Wizard updates the hard disk drivers and then finishes the recovery process.

  8. On the You have completed the Disaster Recovery Wizard screen, you can run the following:

    Run CMD.exe

    The Disaster Recovery Wizard lets you open a command window that you can use to make further modifications to your computer.

    Edit Boot.ini

    The Disaster Recovery Wizard lets you edit the boot.ini file using the Windows Notepad application to modify the boot.ini file on the root of the system partition. (Windows 2000/XP/2003 only)


    Click the Messages button to review messages generated by the Disaster Recovery Wizard during the recovery process.

  9. Click Finish. Remove the CD after the computer restarts but before the start process finds the startup CD drive.

    As the computer restarts, a Symantec screen momentarily appears while the Disaster Recovery Wizard makes final recovery modifications. After the modifications are finished, the computer restarts again and the recovery process is complete.