From the Help file:
"Backup Exec automatically creates a *.dr file for the IDR-protected computer when it is backed up and stores it in the default location on the media server's hard drive, which is: C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\idr\Data\.dr "
I know where the *.dr file exists, but are they saying the drive partition information, etc., that Symantec said you had to have the Windows ASR disks for in previous versions, are no longer needed in version 12.5 because the *.dr contains this info and will create everything in a Windows 2003 environment exactly the way it was upon restoral? Correct Partitions etc.? At this point I do not have a spare 2003 server to test this on, and don't want to have to find out in a Disaster Recovery situation that I am missing something.
Yes, the .dr file contains all that information. Just so you know though, you do not need that .dr disk to use IDR. If you have any tape, by choosing manual (automatic uses that .dr disk), it will scan the tape and you can choose what partitions to recover.
I also sent you a private message.