DR Lessons Learned

Restore from backup may remove license keys, make sure they are recorded somewhere offsite

Restore may change the network adapter settings including DGW, check those 2x

Restore forgets network zones; Public/Private/Domain

RdWeb is held together with bubblegum and cello tape; have a backup remote access method

Bare metal servers are super annoying for DR; you will never find matching hardware. VMs r ur friend

Make sure you have point-in-time or versioned backups. just the most recent isn’t helpful when something has been overwritten and then backed up.

Screenshots, lots of them (WindowsKey + PrintScreen) link