Updated: April 17, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
Tests writer involvement in restore sessions on the computer without issuing PreRestore or PostRestore events to writers.
Simulate restore is used to test whether or not restore with writers can be successful.
Before you can use simulate restore, you must load a DiskShadow metadata file by using the load metadata command. This loads the selected writers and components for the restore.