JSI Tip 3398. Windows 2000 Backup (NTBackup) can 'Backup files inuse'?

Windows 2000 Backup can be modified to backup files inuse:

1. Logon as the account that runs NTBackup.exe.

2. Use Regedt32 to navigate to:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Ntbackup\Backup Engine

3. Double-click the Backup files inuse Value Name to open the String Editor and set the data value to 1.

4. Log off.

NOTE: NTBackup will temporarily lock a file while backing it up or restoring it. A lock on an open file can interfere with the operation of an application or services, such as WINS and DHCP.

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