Executive Summary:

Experts answer your questions about how to restore Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP backups on a Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 machine using the Windows NT Backup – Restore Utility. You'll also learn about a problem that occurs when you try to access a disk via the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Disk Management snap-in after you rename the server, and you'll find out how to use per-user auditing to define exceptions to the Windows audit policy. To read the Q&As in Ask the Experts, click the links below.

Q&A 1: Restoring Windows 2003 or XP Backups on a Vista or Server 2008 Machine

Use the Windows NT Backup – Restore Utility to store backups from earlier Windows versions to Vista or Server 2008 machines.

Q&A 2: Accessing Disks Via the MMC Disk Management Snap-in After Renaming the Server

To avoid disk access problems, use this script when renaming your servers.

Q&A 3: Configuring Per-User Auditing

Find out how to define exceptions to the Windows audit policy on a per-user basis.