This is the final page of the wizard. Click Back to select and restore additional Group Policy objects or click Finish to close the Group Policy Restore Wizard. After you select a backup on the Backup Selection page, the wizard prepares temporary data, unpacking the backup. This is a lengthy operation. The prepared data is erased when you close the wizard, unless you have selected the Keep extracted data after completing the wizard check box on the Backup Data Preparation page.
The Repair Wizard helps you restore the System State on a domain controller, including the Active Directory database and SYSVOL. With this wizard you can select a System State backup, select Active Directory objects for authoritative restore, and perform a primary restore of SYSVOL.
The wizard has the following pages:
Use this page to view a list of computers for which backups are available and to select a backup to perform a restore. The list of computers in the window depends on how the wizard was started. If you select a computer and then start the wizard using the Action menu, the list includes only the selected computer. Otherwise, it includes all computers.
In the Repair Wizard, you can use backups created by applications that store backups in Microsoft Tape Format (MTF), such as Windows Backup or Veritas Backup Exec. However, snapshot backups are not supported by the Repair Wizard. You can restore Active Directory data from such backups using the Online Restore Wizard and Group Policy Restore Wizard. The Extract Wizard also supports snapshot backups.
To select a backup
Double-click the computer whose backup you want to use, and then double-click the backup you want to use. Select the check box next to System State and then click Next.
Use this page to view where the System State data will be restored.
A restore on a computer different from the backup source can have serious, unexpected consequences that can prevent the system from starting and require that you reinstall the system.