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Video: Detaching root volumes for both version of Windows 2008 to Windows 2003 to resolve EC2 connectivity issues. (Part 1 of 2)

The information provided in this video is meant as a tutorial. It is not the final word on security or setup for your particular case. In Simpler terms: USE at your own risk. That said, I hope it helps.
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To successfully detach and attach root drive to EC2 Windows 2003 instance plus modify BCD store.

Explain: Why would we do this?

Event Viewer Logs- C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs
Change Registry Settings- C:\Windows\System32\config
Memory Dumps (BSOD)- C:\Windows\Minidump or C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP


Boot Configuration Data Editor Frequently Asked Questions

Windows no longer starts after you install an earlier version of the Windows operating system in a dual-boot configuration

Bootsect Command-Line Options


Tools need:


bcdboot (Only found on EC2 Windows 2008r2 instances)
bcdedit (Only found on EC2 Windows 2008r2 instances)

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Commands used:

Create a w2k8r2b folder
bcdedit /store c:\boot\bcd >>C:\w2k8r2b\bcd.txt (Backs up BCD store)

cd \
cd windows\system32

bootsect /nt60 D: /mbr
C:\windows\system32\bcdboot.exe D:\Windows /s D:
bcdedit /store D:\Boot\BCD /set {default} device partition=D:
bcdedit /store D:\Boot\BCD /set {default} osdevice partition=D:
bcdedit /store D:\Boot\BCD /set {bootmgr} device partition=D:

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