What files are backed up when doing a System State backup?

Following are the files included in the System State data:

  • Boot files, including the system files and all files protected by Windows File Protection (WFP)
  • Active Directory (on domain controller only)
  • SYSVOL (on domain controller only)
  • Certificate Services (on certification authority only)
  • Cluster database (on cluster node only)
  • Registry
  • IIS metabase
  • Performance counter configuration information
  • Component Services Class registration database

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