They are in directories off on c:\winnt\system32\config. I copied the files
from the machine directory into c:\winnt\system32\config and it booted ok.
How do you run regrest? I tried from another partition but it always tries
the restore from it home partition. Do you boot to the restored partition
then restore? I have tried several different ways with no luck except for
my manual way.
Prather, Wanda wrote:
> No, those dsmc commands restore a copy of the registry backups from the
> c:\adsm.sys directory and put them back into the
> c:\winnt\system32\config directory, and that is where they belong on our
> WinNT 4.0 systems.
> Worked fine for us.
> Where did they land when you did the restore?
> From: Rodney S. Richeson[SMTP:rricheson AT amxinc DOT com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 1997 4:23 PM
> To: Prather, Wanda; ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
> Subject: Re: NT Registry restore
> I used the exact steps in the bmr redbook, which was:
> dsmc res c:\adsm.sys\registry\machine name\*.*
> dsmc res c:\adsm.sys\registry\machine name\users\default
> dsmc res c:\adsm.sys\registry\machine name\users\user name\*.*
> Is there a seperate command that assembles these files into the
> If so the IBM redbook is incorrect..
> Prather, Wanda wrote:
> > Not sure I understand exactly what happened to you.
> > Were you running your restore from an alternate partition?
> > NT 4.0 or NT 3.5.1?
> > The /adsm.sys directory is NOT the registry, it is a staging
> area used
> > only by ADSM.
> > When ADSM backs up the registry, it calls the REGBACK utility
> to create
> > a sort of "export" or "logical" copy of the registry keys and
> > them in c:\adsm.sys.
> > Then it backs up those files from adsm.sys to the adsm server.
> > When you restore files to c:\adsm.sys, you have just restored
> > "export" copy.
> > Then you run DSMC REGREST, which invokes the REGREST utility,
> reads the
> > files in c:\adsm.sys, and recreates the registry keys.
> > Then you reboot.
> > Does that explain any of what happened to you?
> > Wanda Prather
> > Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
> > 301-953-6000 X8769
> > wanda_prather AT jhuapl DOT edu
> > "Intelligence has much less practical application than you'd
> > - Scott Adams/Dilbert
> > ----------
> > From: Rodney S. Richeson[SMTP:rricheson AT amxinc DOT com]
> > Sent: Thursday, December 04, 1997 2:40 PM
> > To: ADSM-L AT vm.marist DOT edu
> > Subject: NT Registry restore
> > All;
> > I have run into a problem with the bare metal restore
> > restoring the
> > registry. The book says to run the dsmc res
> > c:\adsm.sys\registry.....
> > for the three different things to restore. This seems
> to put
> > the files
> > in incorrect dirctories. I had to boot to a different
> > to copy
> > the files from the directory they were restored into.
> One level
> > off of
> > were they should have been. My not understanding or
> > restore
> > problems?
> > Rod Richeson
> > AMX Systems, Inc.
> > rricheson AT amxinc DOT com