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Exchange server windows falls down RRS feed

  • Question

  • HI all,

    I have urgent case . I have Exchange server 2003 and windows of server was 2003 R2 enterprise

    windows falls down and I've backup for mailboxes 2 weeks ago

    what is the best solution to avoid lost mailboxes during 2 weeks ago ?

    if I install windows again . Is it will affect and change in system manager of exchange server??

    and if I do that can I find all message before?

    please help me,

    thanks alot for all

    Saturday, May 19, 2012 10:14 AM

All replies

  • This is not the place for urgent requests.

    If you still have the log files intact from the last backup until the present, when you restore the database, all the log files should play into the database when you restore it, if you do it properly.  Make sure you keep a copy of those log files if you do any restoring of the server.

    When rebuilding the server, make sure to create the database and log volumes with the same drive letters and paths as before.


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

    Sunday, May 20, 2012 5:33 AM
    Moderator
  • thank you ED for reply

    but I need to leave the same name of server but when I rename new server message appeared that this account already exists this is the problem now

    Sunday, May 20, 2012 9:47 AM
  • Hi

    Right click on the computer object in AD Users & Computers and then click Reset.  That will allow you to use the same computer name.

    Steve

    Sunday, May 20, 2012 10:23 AM
  • I did that but still this message appeared when rename computer
    Sunday, May 20, 2012 1:21 PM
  • Just delete the existing computer account.

    James Chong MCITP | EA | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+ Security+, Project+, ITIL msexchangetips.blogspot.com

    Sunday, May 20, 2012 3:30 PM
  • if I delete computer account it will affect on exchange schema
    Sunday, May 20, 2012 3:33 PM
  • No.


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

    Sunday, May 20, 2012 4:43 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    You can try to recover Exchange server to new machine with Setup.com /M:RecoverServer and then restore database to the new machine.

    How to use Recovery Storage Groups in Exchange Server 2003

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824126


    Xiu Zhang

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, May 21, 2012 6:58 AM
  • That command is wrong for Exchange 2003, it's setup.exe /DisasterRecovery.

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

    Monday, May 21, 2012 10:13 PM
    Moderator
  • That command is wrong for Exchange 2003, it's setup.exe /DisasterRecovery.

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


    Yes, it should be setup.exe /DisasterRecovery, it is for Exchange 2003

    Xiu Zhang

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, May 25, 2012 3:31 AM