Use WBAdmin.exe, a command-line utility to perform backups and restores of the operating system, drive volumes, files and folders, and applications. Use the backup to restore to the same system or even a dissimilar one, using the .VHD file that's created during the process. Mount the file in Disk Manager to view its content.
- [Narrator] In another video in this course,…I covered backup and restore…and there's a command line compliment to that utility…called WBAdmin.…It's disk based so you can backup one machine…and restore to that same machine or another one.…If you opt to install to another machine, it's okay.…The hardware is dissimilar.…WBAdmin creates VHD files which can be mounted for viewing.…It's fairly easy to store them on DVD…and USB drives as well.…
There are two restore options.…The bare-metal restore option lets you use…the Windows Recovery Environment…to complete a full restoration.…The individual file and folder…and system state restore option lets you restore files,…folders or the machine's system state…directly from a command line or PowerShell prompt.…The command to start a backup job is WBAdmin, space,…start, space, backup,…followed by the applicable functions and parameters.…
You start with the backup target.…You'll add space, dash, backup target, no space,…colon, no space and the letter of the drive to back up to…
Note: The course also maps to the third part of MCSA exam 70-698, Installing and Configuring Windows 10. Taking this course will prepare you for objectives in the Manage and Maintain Windows domain of the test.
- Configuring Windows Update
- Updating Windows apps
- Reviewing event logs
- Using Resource Monitor and Performance Monitor
- Managing security with Windows Defender
- Creating a recovery drive
- Restoring and recovering files
- Recovering the OS with Windows Recovery
- Configuring authorization and authentication
- Securing Windows 10 with passwords
- Joining workgroups and domains
- Creating and using accounts
- Automating tasks with PowerShell
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Configure Updates
2. Monitor Windows
3. Configure System and Data Recovery
4. Configure Authorization and Authentication
5. Configure Advanced
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