Need manual steps to relocate the bcd in 2008 R2

JaFF

New Member
Hey there,

I'm hoping that you will be able to help me with the manual process of moving the boot partition location.
I have tried your tool and it is great but I'm in a very hard situation. We have deployed 100+ server 2008 R2 servers using WDS. During this process we created an unattended file to create 4 partitions: C (OS), D, E and Z.
Unfortunately the system partition was set to Z on every server and now we need to change it to C. You app is great for this task but I can not get my managers to sign off on a free application with no official support for 2008 R2.
It looks like I need to go through the manual process of backing up the bcd, restoring to a new location on the C partition and then setting that partition to active.
I'm hoping to be able to do this and then just have a single reboot.

From what I can gather using process monitor I need to use the following:
bcdedit
bootgrabber
bootpart

I'm hoping for the commands I need to run and anything else I need to do such as registry keys.

Regards,

JaFF
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Hi JaFF,

EasyBCD does officially support Server 2008 R2.
Please note that bootgrabber.exe, bootpart.exe are not Microsoft files - they're components of EasyBCD that are just as "compatible" with 2008 R2 as EasyBCD is.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
Install EasyBCD 2.0 to a flashdrive
boot an OS and exec Easy from the flash
BCD Backup/Repair
Change Boot Drive
Point it to C when asked
Slip the drive in your pocket
Don't tell your boss how you did it so quickly !
 
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