Re: how to reinstall?

  • From: "Ara" <ara@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 15:17:22 -0800

I will call and thank you for help

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Boza [mailto:rickb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2005 3:10 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Re: how to reinstall?

http://www.MSExchange.org/

Well I'm about to turn to the SuperBowl, so you're on your own for a bit,
but double check the command 'nbtstat -a Servername' and what it kicks out -
that should show you if it's resolving the NetBIOS name or not.  Do that
from all the boxes.  You want to see if the Exchange server can resolve the
DCs.

And double-check the DNS settings on that Exchange server as well.

When you say the IS won't start and is giving errors, what are the errors?

What other events are present?  Again, is there a common theme, like name
resolution issues?

And finally, I still say a call to PSS might be in order - but of course we
can't make you call.


On 2/6/05 5:37 PM, "Ara" <ara@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> I have done a push/pull replicate on wins and rebooted the exchange. Now I
> can login and browse the network. There is one exchange 2003 enterprise
and
> 2 domain controllers with wins, dhcp ,dns, and global catalog on them
> running 2003
> Information store service won't start giving errors
> 
> Running the command gives me this out put both on domain controller and
> exchange
> 
> ********************************
> C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.AVA>nbtstat -a mail
> 
> Displays protocol statistics and current TCP/IP connections using NBT
> (NetBIOS over TCP/IP).
> 
> NBTSTAT [ [-a RemoteName] [-A IP address] [-c] [-n]
>         [-r] [-R] [-RR] [-s] [-S] [interval] ]
> 
>   -a   (adapter status) Lists the remote machine's name table given its
name
>   -A   (Adapter status) Lists the remote machine's name table given its
>                         IP address.
>   -c   (cache)          Lists NBT's cache of remote [machine] names and
> their IP
>  addresses
>   -n   (names)          Lists local NetBIOS names.
>   -r   (resolved)       Lists names resolved by broadcast and via WINS
>   -R   (Reload)         Purges and reloads the remote cache name table
>   -S   (Sessions)       Lists sessions table with the destination IP
> addresses
>   -s   (sessions)       Lists sessions table converting destination IP
>                         addresses to computer NETBIOS names.
>   -RR  (ReleaseRefresh) Sends Name Release packets to WINS and then,
starts
> Refr
> esh
> 
>   RemoteName   Remote host machine name.
>   IP address   Dotted decimal representation of the IP address.
>   interval     Redisplays selected statistics, pausing interval seconds
>                between each display. Press Ctrl+C to stop redisplaying
>                statistics.
> ******************
> 
> 
> ********************
> C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.AVA>nbtstat -A 192.168.0.11
> 
> 11:
> Node IpAddress: [192.168.0.11] Scope Id: []
> 
>            NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table
> 
>        Name               Type         Status
>     ---------------------------------------------
>     MAIL           <00>  UNIQUE      Registered
>     AVA            <00>  GROUP       Registered
>     MAIL           <20>  UNIQUE      Registered
>     AVA            <1E>  GROUP       Registered
> 
>     MAC Address = 00-0D-56-B9-8A-18
> ********************************************
> 
> C:\Documents and Settings\administrator.AVA>nbtstat -A 192.168.0.11
> 
> 15:
> Node IpAddress: [192.168.0.15] Scope Id: []
> 
>            NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table
> 
>        Name               Type         Status
>     ---------------------------------------------
>     MAIL           <00>  UNIQUE      Registered
>     AVA            <00>  GROUP       Registered
>     MAIL           <20>  UNIQUE      Registered
>     AVA            <1E>  GROUP       Registered
> 
>     MAC Address = 00-0D-56-B9-8A-18
> 
> 
> C:\Documents and Settings\administrator.AVA>nbtstat -a mail
> 
> 15:
> Node IpAddress: [192.168.0.15] Scope Id: []
> 
>            NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table
> 
>        Name               Type         Status
>     ---------------------------------------------
>     MAIL           <00>  UNIQUE      Registered
>     AVA            <00>  GROUP       Registered
>     MAIL           <20>  UNIQUE      Registered
>     AVA            <1E>  GROUP       Registered
> 
>     MAC Address = 00-0D-56-B9-8A-18
> *********************************************
> 
> 
> ________________________________________
> From: Rick Boza [mailto:rickb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2005 1:56 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Re: how to reinstall?
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> Wait, below you say you can¹t login to the Exchange server?
> 
> What does the command nbtstat ­a <servername> show you? What about nbtstat
> ­A <serverIPaddress>?  Case is important here.
> 
> DNS is a more likely culprit for E2K3 than WINS on the server side (though
> WINS can certainly do some evil things on the client side).  
> 
> You¹re seeing topology errors of some sort?  What¹s your Exchange
> environment like?  How many servers, RGs, Ags, etcetera?
> 
> Is there a theme to the Event Log IDs?  Name resolution for example?  Are
> your policies getting applied?
> 
> And again, to reiterate, a call to PSS at this point will only run you
> around $150 and they will be glad to walk you through the problem and help
> you come up with a plan of attack to address the problem; if you feel
> overwhelmed (which is what it sounds like to me, no offense intended!)
> having them at the other end of the phone is well worth the price.
> 
> 
> On 2/6/05 4:45 PM, "Ara" <ara@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> I think I am head up to something. If I go to exchange box and try to
browse
> the network, then I can see the domain name, but after double clicking
> domain name, it comes as an empty list with no comport on it.
> Now if I try with domain controller, then I can see everyone. Possible
wins?
>  
> ________________________________________
> From: Ara [mailto:ara@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2005 1:23 PM
> To: '[ExchangeList]'
> Subject: Re: how to reinstall?
> 
> I forgot to mention my problems
> 1. starting last night all of sudden system attendant and information
store
> services went down
> 2. I got over 100 error on event log after restart mostly in topology
> category 
> 3. after reboot, I can¹t even login to server as following logging it
keeps
> saying applying computer settings with no end
> 4. I have almost 50 different event id to follow which makes me more
> confused rather than getting helped
> 5. I have ran dcdiag and netdiag and don¹t see any problem there
> 6. dns servers are functional properly
> 7. active directory is up and I can successfully replicate between two
> domain controllers
> 8. ping command work successfully between mail and 2 domain controllers
> 9. I have read over 100 knowledge base articles with nothing helping me
> 
> Blah balh blah
>  
>  
>  
> ________________________________________
> From: Rick Boza [mailto:rickb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2005 12:59 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] Re: how to reinstall?
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> Oh my word, what on earth could be so bad you would even be considering
> this?
> 
> You don¹t simply wipe and reinstall Exchange when you¹re having problems.
> This isn¹t your gaming box that you reinstall Windows on every so often to
> increase the performance.  What specific issues are you having?
> 
> I suggest you back carefully away from the server keyboard and don¹t touch
> it again until you¹ve read through a good book or taken a class on
Exchange
> administration.  Or call someone that knows what they¹re doing and pay
> whatever price they name.  You clearly need a hand.
> 
> 
> On 2/6/05 12:36 PM, "Ara" <ara@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> Hello
> Thank you for helping. I have to reinstall my exchange box as there are so
> many troubles going on and might be better to do a clean install. I am
going
> to follow these steps. Are these correct?
> 1. shutdown the exchange server machine
> 2. go to active directory and find the exchange server machine and then
> right click and choose reset account
> 3. reinstall windows and do the updates till the same patch level
> 4. join it to domain using the old machine name it had
> 5. install exchange using disaster recovery mode
> 6. mount the database
> 
> Is everything will be ok if I follow this? Wouldn¹t I face any domain or
> schema problems?
> Windows server 2003 + exchange 2003 enterprise
>  
>  
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