Turn on the server and wait till you see a screen that asks you to boot from DVD or USB and press enter. Click ‘Next’. Choose ‘Repair your computer’. Choose ‘Troubleshoot’. Choose ‘System Image Recovery’. Setup has detected my backup drive and suggest that I restore the last system image available. Click next. If you need to install special drivers for your Raid subsystem please do that now. Click next Review the information and click Finish. Click Yes to continue. This will take awhile to complete. Depending on the amount of data and the speed of your server this can take up to several hours to complete. Click Restore now After the server is started check the event logs for possible problems. After the initials reboot you could see some Search related errors. Search complains that the index is corrupt but it will fix that by itself and after another reboot you should not see any errors. Another error is that the Active Directory Certificate Services could not contact the Active Directory and I think this is a timing issue which is also fixed after the second reboot. You see that even after a disastrous event it is possible to restore to bare metal and have the server up and running in shortest possible time.