Or just disable it (in safe mode) I had this issue when I was setting up the IP addresses on the NIC card once. I built the server at my office and set the IP address to my local network. When I moved the server to the client's site, I needed to change the IP address, but it had a non-class C network mask. Stupid me messed up and set the IP address to the same IP as the broadcast addy. I was on hold with MS when I finally figured it out.......DOH! Matt -----Original Message----- From: KEN MORRIS [mailto:KMORRIS@xxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 1:15 PM To: [ExchangeList] Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Exchange 5.5 Server Crash http://www.MSExchange.org/ Todd, Have you tried uninstalling the network card in safe mode and then replacing the card with a new one? It sounds like the card may have a problem. -----Original Message----- From: Fleenor Todd [mailto:Todd.Fleenor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 1:53 PM To: [ExchangeList] Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Exchange 5.5 Server Crash http://www.MSExchange.org/ 1. Yes 2. Yes 3. Yes... the are (were) in the same Ex5.5 org. thanks -----Original Message----- From: KEN MORRIS [mailto:KMORRIS@xxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 11:41 AM To: todd.fleenor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: [exchangelist] Exchange 5.5 Server Crash Todd, A couple of questions: 1) With the E2K and E5.5- were they in the same domain? If so was the ADC installed prior to E2K being installed? 2) Was AD configured properly for E2K before installation? 3) Was E2K aware that there was an E5.5 server when installed? The answers to these will help figure out what may have happened. Ken -----Original Message----- From: todd.fleenor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:todd.fleenor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 11:32 AM To: [ExchangeList] Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange 5.5 Server Crash http://www.MSExchange.org/ I do volunteer work for my church where they have an older Exchange 5.5 on a Compaq. They also have a newer, Dell 1400 server with Active Directory and Exchange 2000 on it. 5.5 server: Windows 2k Adv. Server SP2, Exchange 5.5 SP4 Ex2000 Server: Windows 2k adv. server SP2, Exchange 2000 SP2. ADC installed, etc. The 5.5 server will not fully boot. It just sits there saying "Preparing Network Connections..." Looks like a hard disk error or controller error. The server will boot in Safe Mode with Networking, so I can get the db files off of it and perhaps try ExMerge?? Even before this crash, I was going to migrate the mailboxes from 5.5 to 2000, but I can't get any accounts to logon to the new Exchange 2000 server other than the Administrator account. In other words, if I create a new User in Active Directory and create a new Exchange 2000 mailbox for them, they can't attach to it from Outlook. The Administator can attach to his mailbox, but no one else. I thought it migh be a permissions issue or something, but each person has "Full Mailbox Access" under the Exchange Advanced tab. What could I be missing? I need some ideas: 1. How to restore the mail from the DB files off the old Exchange 5.5 server... Exmerge to PST... then import into Outlook? 2. How can I fix Exchange 2000 so users can login to their new mailboxes? (re-install Exchange 2000??) Thanks!