When you define your backup selection as ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES, I know that includes Shadow Copy and system state. Does Netbackup capture the registry also ? Is the registry restored on a full server restore of the C: drive (Windows) ?
Yes, registry also will be backed up if you specify ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES as selection list. Because shadow copy components includes registry also. Refer the below article for more clarity on this.
For details about restoring refer the below article:
Correct. Shadow Copy Components as well as System State directive includes the registry as well as all the components list under System_State directive and Shadow Copy Components:\ directive in NBU Admin Guide I.
On p.782 of the same manual you will find this topic: To restore the system state
For a normal windows client (does not include IIS, Fileshare, AD..etc) Shadow Copy Component backup has below data.
1) System Service
· Event Logs
2) System State
· COM + Class Registration Database
· System files
This article could be helpfull for restoring system state http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH56473