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1 ITT-121 Professor Joel Short Assignment: Perform Windows System Backup and Restore The purpose of this document is to provide detail instructions on how to perform a back up the Windows Server alongside with its Active Directory configuration. The document will also provide demonstration that a successful backup can restore a recently deleted user account. Step 1 - Logon to Windows Server. - On the bottom left, click on the magnifying glass or the empty white search box and type in “Control Panel”. - Click on “System and Security”. - Under “Administrative Tools”, click on “Create and format hard disk partitions”. - What we’re going to do is create a dedicated hard drive for the backup. Right click on your C: drive and click on “Shrink Volume”.
2 - If you have sufficient space, type in “20000” and click “Shrink”. o If you can, at least try to partition 20GB. This process had approximately 10GB of data to backup. - You’ll notice that your C: drive has shrunk but in return created an unallocated (approx.) 20 GB of extra space. Right click on Unallocated and click “New Simple Volume…” - A New Simple Volume Wizard window will appear. Click Next. - Click Next on Specify Volume Size. - On Assign Drive Letter or Path, assign the drive a letter that you believe is appropriate for your corporation. Click Next.
3 - Create a new name for the volume label as appropriate for your corporation. Click Next then Finish. - Once completed, right click on the new volume that you just created and click Properties. - Navigate to the Shadow Copies tab. Click on the drive that you just created and click Settings. - Change the Maximum size option to No limit. Click OK and OK again to close the properties window. - Close the Disk Management window. - NOTE: Ideally, you want to have multiple locations for a backup. Examples include on a server itself, a dedicated storage unit, or even the cloud.
4 Step 2 - Open the Server Manager dashboard if it’s not already open. - In the previous instructions, a Windows Server Backup feature has not been installed. On the main Server Manager dashboard, click on “Add roles and features”. - A “Add Roles and Feature Wizard” window will pop up. Follow the next few steps: o Click Next on “Before you Begin” o Click Next on “Select installation type” o Click Next on “Select destination server” o Click Next on “Select server roles” o Check the box for “Windows Server Backup” in “Select features”. Click Next.
5 - Check the box for “Restart the destination server automatically if required” under “Confirm installation selections”. A window will pop up asking the user if they would allow automatic restarts. Click Yes. - Click Install. - Once completed, close the “Add Roles and Features Wizard” window.
6 Step 3 - On the Server Manager window, click on Tools and navigate down to Windows Server Backup.

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