System Restore in Windows Server 2008 (or R2) - What Software is the Best?

July 2, 2015

System restore Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 is often searched by computers from Google. There are two points: Windows Server 2008, include Server 2008 R2 and restore system. This article will state about them as elaborate as possible.

"System Restore", "Server 2008" maybe confuse to some readers. So I will explain them briefly in the following paragraphs.

What is Server 2008?

First, let me tell you what is “Server 2008” in the title. Generally speaking, “Server 2008” are Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. They are server OSes developed by Microsoft.

Windows Server 2008 R2 is often aliased as Windows Server 2008, but they are two different editions. Windows Server 2008 R2 is not an easy update from Window Server 2008. They have many different. The biggest difference between Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is that Windows Server 2008 R2 is totally architecture on 64-bit platform, while Windows Server 2008 has 32-bit and 64-bit. So you need to pay attention when you installing Windows Server 2008 R2. Put simply, Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2 is what Windows Vista to Windows 7.

Because Windows Server 2008 R2 is more popular than Windows Server 2008. As Windows 7 is more popular than Windows Vista. And Windows Server 2008 R2 is more powerful than Windows Server 2008 in virtualization and managerial flexibility, such as hyper-v, Domain, memory and hard disk supporting. Note that basic operations of them are the same. So, usually people talk about Windows Server 2008, they refer to Windows Server 2008 R2 is also right.

What is system restore?

I think system restore is a easy-to-understand concept for computer users. System restore allows you to revert your computer’s system files to an earlier point in time. It’s a way to undo system changes to your computer without affecting your personal files. Restore can’t do without backup. Backup is the premise of restore. In a general way, Backup and restore using the same tool, for example, Windows Server 2008 Backup&Restore program, you can find it from Windows Server control panel. However, many people try third-party software to backup and restore. Why? Because 3rd software are more easier to use and reliable. Windows Server is only a platform that can’t do everything. Let professional tool do technical thing is better. So we look for tools that can do Windows Server 2008 system restore.

Server 2008 system restore with AOMEI Backupper Server Edition

Now you know what “System Restore”, “Server 2008” in the title are meaning. You may ask how to restore Windows Server 2008 is the best? I recommend you try AOMEI Backupper Server Edition. AOMEI Backupper Server is one editions of AOMEI Backupper. It is designed for Windows Server OS, but can also works on Windows PC OS, such as Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8. And it supports all kinds of files systems and Disk Styles/types.

AOMEI Backupper Server provides specially function: System Backup, which can back up both system partition and boot partition(Backup the two partitions is called complete system backup) in Windows Server 2008 automatically. As well, during Server 2008 system restore, it will automatically restore the backed up files to those two partitions. All the process are simpler and even faster than using Windows Server 2008 built-in software.

System Restore

You can also select individual files to restore, details please visit: Selective File Restore. You can restore the server system through a bootable CD or a Flash USB if you have created Bootable CD or USB Flash Drive before with AOMEI Backupper Server Edition. This is anther aspect that AOMEI Backupper wiser than Windows Backup&Restore.