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Back up ADFS components on a federation server, federation server proxy, or Web server

Updated: September 13, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

This procedure provides instructions for using Ntbackup.exe to create a backup for Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) components on federation servers, federation server proxies, and Web servers that are running the ADFS Web Agent. Ntbackup is available on all servers that are running Windows Server 2003. However, you can use any backup software to back up the components identified in Backing Up ADFS Components.

Administrative credentials

To complete this procedure, you must be a member of the Backup Operators group on the local computer.

To back up ADFS components

  1. To start the Windows Server 2003 backup utility, click Start, click Run, type ntbackup, and then click OK.

    This procedure provides steps for backing up in Wizard Mode. By default, the Always Start in Wizard Mode check box is selected in the Backup or Restore Wizard. If the Welcome to the Backup Utility Advanced Mode page appears, click Wizard Mode to open the Backup or Restore Wizard.

  2. On the Welcome to the Backup or Restore Wizard page, click Next.

  3. On the Backup or Restore page, click Back up files and settings, and then click Next.

  4. On the What to Back Up page, click Let me choose what to back up, and then click Next.

  5. On the Items to Back Up page, double-click My Computer.

  6. In the expanded list below My Computer, expand Local Disk (DRIVE:) and make selections by placing check marks in the boxes for each directory that you want to back up, according to the ADFS component that is running on the server (see the table in Backing Up ADFS Components).

  7. In the list below My Computer, place a check mark in the System State box, and then click Next.

  8. On the Backup Type, Destination, and Name page, browse to select a location to save the backup, and type a name for the backup.

  9. On the Completing the Backup or Restore Wizard page, click Finish.

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