Perform Backup of System State on Local Drive


This video tutorial below is to allow perform system state backup on local drive or critical volume. by default, you will be unable to store backup on local drive C:\

However, you can change the default behaviour of Windows Server 2008 R2 by adding a registry entry.

Check the video that I posted on YouTube:


Test the System backup using Command Prompt or Graphical User Interface.

However I prefer using command prompt due to faster backup.


1. right Click Command Prompt and click Run As Administrator.

2. Type the command :-> wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backuptarget:c: