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  • Let's say I needed to recover the passive node of a two node E2K3 cluster.  The passive node, let's say, said goodbye.  The active node continued to run on W2K3 SP1.

    Granted that the hardware bits are all in order, and I added a replacement node to the cluster, would I need to re-run the install of Exchange Server 2003 on the replacement node?  Or just fail the virtual machines over from the active node?

    It's Exchange2K3 SP2.

    Wednesday, May 23, 2012 8:44 PM

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  • No, you don't run in /DisasterRecover mode.  You evict the old node from the cluster, build the new node, join it to the domain, and add it to the cluster.  Here's more detail.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998691(v=exchg.65)


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

    • Proposed as answer by Ed CrowleyMVP Friday, May 25, 2012 3:57 PM
    • Marked as answer by Xiu Zhang Monday, May 28, 2012 7:03 AM
    Thursday, May 24, 2012 5:06 AM
  • I don't understand.  I mean, will I have to reinstall Exchange on the replaced node.  I think I do.

    Thursday, May 24, 2012 7:34 PM
  • OK... I read the link.  It's clear.
    Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:53 PM
  • You are welcome to mark my post as the answer and/or as helpful.

    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

    Friday, May 25, 2012 3:57 PM