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Best practices for restoring a standalone Windows Server 2008 R2 install

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  • Hello,

    I have a standalone file server running Windows Server 2008 R2 (Workgroup) that I want to reinstall from scratch - but I want to backup the local user account data and most critical - all of the file share permissions data. I know that this registry key stores the shares and permissions data

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares

    But I am hoping there is an easy way to backup and then restore the user accounts to the new install so I do not have to recreate them and so my restored file share permission work correctly so I do not have to trudge through each file share and reassign all the permissions.

    Ideas?

    Cheers!

    Bruce

    Friday, March 23, 2012 1:56 PM

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