How to restore System State

The System State includes the registry, the COM+ Class Registration database, and boot and system files. If the server is a domain controller, the data also includes the Active Directory services database and the SYSVOL directory.


The best recovery procedure depends on many hardware and software variables that pertain to the server and its environment. For a complete Windows recovery procedure, refer to the Microsoft documentation.

Read the following notes carefully before you restore the System State: