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Backing Up Rescue Disk Info for NT Machines

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By Jim Koerner

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Posted: 25 Oct 2000

I have a tip for backing up rescue disk information for NT workstations. Instead of creating rescue disks for each machine and updating them regularly I do the following.

We have mostly NT workstations and once a week on Friday in the morning I have an application object that runs using rdisk /s-. This creates the repair disk image in the %SYSTEMROOT%\repair directory. In the afternoon I have another application object copy the repair information to a central directory based on the user name. We don't have roaming users so I just use their %CN%. Machine name would be more appropriate for most sites. NT security may be an issue also for some sites but we are an engineering company and most users have full access to their NT machines.

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