I wish to validate the disaster recovery procedure on a 2970 with Windows 2003 R2 with Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R2. My question is whether I must go through the entire Setup and Build Utility and whether the IDR CD that I have created will be recognized by the utility. When I boot the server directly off the IDR CD, the IDR menu loads but the menu choices become unresponsive. Symantec's advice was to run the Setup Utility and when it asks for the OS, use the IDR CD.
My experience in the past has been that the Setup Utility is very specific about the OS media - will it recognize the IDR CD as a valid OS and proceed?