I have to replace the hard disk on one of our Windows 2003 "standard" servers. This machine does not have RAID - just one 250gb IDE drive. It is strictly used to handle Terminal server sessions.
Do I have to install the OS and then the remote agent in order to restore the entire machine from my backup Exec media server OR is there a CD or something I can boot this server from once the HD has been formatted, that will allow me to restore the machine without having to install the OS first?
If the machine had SP1 on it when your backup was taken, install it on your Vanilla OS prior to restoring your backup. Officially, you don't have to, but I always run into errors and obscure problems unless I do (more particularly SP4 with WIndows 2000).
As suggested by Ken you will need to follow the steps mentioned, i.e. reinstall backup exec, the agents and then perform the restore. Do let us know in case you have further queries regarding this. Also inform us in case the problem gets resolved.
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