I have a old HP dual-processor with Win2003 Server which is the sole DC and also has Exchange on it. There's only a C: drive and apps/data etc are all on it. I bought a new Intel S5000vsa server and want to replace the old box with it. I took Drive Snapshot, did a full image over the network, shutdown the server and hooked up the new box, and used BartPE to restore the image. I then had to run a "repair" with the Win install disk to load the new RAID drivers. So far so good. When the new box starts, it hangs for hours on "Preparing Network Connections" and also the other startup messages. From what I've googled, it looks like the only way to replace a DC is using ASR and not 3rd party backup utilities. Does anyone know of the best/easiest/surest way to rebuild a DC box? What's the point of doing a backup if you can't restore to new hardware when it fails?