Configuring LightsOut Restore in System Recovery

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You must run the LightsOut Restore Wizard on the computer that you want to protect. The Set Up LightsOut Restore Wizard installs a customized version of System Recovery Disk to the computer's local file system. The wizard creates an entry in the Windows boot menu that you use to boot into LightsOut Restore. You can run the Setup LightsOut Restore Wizard again if you need to edit the configuration settings.

After the setup is completed, the LightsOut Restore meta data, recovery environment data, and scripts are stored at the following location:

<system drive>:SRD.                                                                                                 

Where <system drive> is replaced by the actual drive letter.

Note: Symantec recommends that only privileged users or an administrator should have the rights to access the folder.

See Configuring LightsOut Restore to learn more about the available options.

To configure LightsOut Restore in System Recovery

  1.  Insert the System Recovery Disk into your media drive and start System Recovery.
  2. On the Tasks menu, click Set Up LightsOut Restore, and then click Next.
  3. On the Source Location panel, specify the path or browse to the media drive in which you placed the System Recovery Disk.
  4. On the Drivers to Include panel, review the list of any storage or network drivers to be included, and then click Next.
  5. On the Startup Options panel, specify System Recovery Disk startup options you want.
  6. On the Options panel, select the options you want.
  7. On the Licensing panel, specify how you want to enable licensed features (such as the cold imaging feature called Back Up My Computer) in the customized recovery environment.
  8. Click Finish to set up LightsOut Restore on your computer.
    At the conclusion of the setup, you should test LightsOut Restore.
  9. To ensure that you can use the LightsOut Restore feature when you need it, click Yes.
  10. Click Yes to restart the computer.


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