when doing a backup of my system state on a 2003 server sp1, it fails with\nthe following error:\n"NTDS" has reported an error 0x800423f0. This is part of System State. I\ndid a google and found the following tech note\n[URL]http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=909265&SD=tech[/URL].\n\nIt explains thaty if your AD database and logs are on different drives then\nthe backup will fail. This is a bit silly to me because when you install AD\nand it asks you where you want to store the info, the wizard actually says\nsomthing like "for best performance and recoverability store the database and\nlogs on different disks"\n\nSo anyway, in the backup utility for windows, I have selected the system\nstate, and also manually chosen the windows directory on my D: drive that\nholds the logs. I just wanted to ask that if i need to restore my AD that by\ndoing this backup method it will work ok.\n\nthanks.