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SMBKitchen: Why you don't want to use CheckPoints in real life on a DC

*Kids don't try this at home*

Yes, I'm doing something I shouldn't because I'm lazy and I think I can make sure my proof of concept domain is okay.  But to do this on a real server... not a wise move.  In particular rolling back to a snapshot (checkpoint on R2 - new name for it) on SBS 2011 will most likely mangle your SharePoint - I've personally mangled it because it gets the automatic password changing that the SharePoint script does on the box go wacko.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2011/08/17/http-error-503-accessing-company-web-on-sbs-2011-standard.aspx

I've personally seen that side effect when rolling back to a previous snapshot on a SBS 2011 test box.

So bottom line don't do this....do it the right way on a production server and have a backup - preferably in multiple ways.  MS backup/Storagecraft/however many ways you can afford.

About the Author

Susan is just a wacko SBSer who started down her path by hanging out in the SBS newsgroup community. She's not a Microsoft employee or affiliated with Microsoft. Get a feel of the SBS “vibe” and join in the SBS community!

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