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How To preform windows System State Recovery

In order to preform recovery for the system state you need to install windows server backup (windows feature) , Fastest way is with poershell, Open powershell as administartor :

add-windowsfeature windows-server-backup –includeallsubfeature
To Create backup of system state :
wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backupTarget:VolumeName
Where VolumeName can be usb disk or map net work share :
net use F: \\servername\ShareName     Then the command will look like :
wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backupTarget:F:
To Restore system state, you need to go to safe mode first , in case of Active Directory Domain Controller you will need to enter ” Directory Restore Mode”
wbadmin start systemstaterecovery -backupTarget:F:
Note that Windows Backup Will look for Directory name “WindowsImageBackup” , so if you restore you backup from another system, Make sure this folder is in the root on the “BackupTarget” option otherwise it will return an error ” no backup founds”
You can also use the GUI program, just look for windows backup in the search windows.
More useful information can be found here :

Good Luck


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