How to restore from Network Location using Windows Server Backup on Windows Server 2008, Vista

This blog is specific to Windows Server 2008 (download) but the process is basically the same for Windows Vista on how to use Windows Server Backup to do a complete system restore over the network. Lets assume, you’ve added the Windows Server Backup feature to your 2008 install and run a Complete PC Backup to a […]

This blog is specific to Windows Server 2008 (download) but the process is basically the same for Windows Vista on how to use Windows Server Backup to do a complete system restore over the network. Lets assume, you’ve added the Windows Server Backup feature to your 2008 install and run a Complete PC Backup to a network location, \\server\share

The following steps show how to do this restore by using the Windows Recovery Environment UI in addition to a sample way to do this with command line. If the network adapter or hard drive requires a third-party driver, you should put those drivers on a USB flash drive.

1. Start the computer by using the Windows Server 2008 DVD
2. On the first screen Click Next.

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