Recovering System State

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

You will do a System State recovery when your computer is able to boot up, but the system files and registry are lost.

Procedure to Recover System State

  1. On the DPM server, use the Recovery Wizard to recover the last good System State recovery point to an alternative location.


    Start the computer that you want to recover.

  2. Start Windows Server Backup.

  3. Click Recover in the Actions pane.

  4. Click This Server, and then click Next.

  5. Click Another Server. On the Specify Location Type page, select Remote shared folder. Provide the path to the folder that contains the recovery point. Click Next.

  6. On the Select Recovery Type page, click System state, and then click Next.

  7. On the Select Location for System State Recovery page, click Original Location, and then click Next.

  8. On the Confirmation page, click Recover.

  9. After successful recovery of the system state of your computer, you can complete the recovery process using the instructions on the following pages:

    1. For Windows 2008: Recovering Your Server

    2. For Windows 2008 R2: Recover the System State

    3. For Windows 2003: Restore System State data

See Also


Managing System Protection

Other Resources

Recover the System State