FW: Disaster Recovery Exchange 2K with Win2K AD

  • From: Calderón Vilches Luis Daniel <Daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 14:54:17 -0500

Hi, Me again...
Maybe I didn't explain myself very well, so let me put it in other words.

How can I reinstall a Exch2K server that is also the only Domain Controller of 
the domain?

Remember that the reason for the reinstallation is a corrupted Active Directory 
that does not allow to add additional domain controllers.



-----Original Message-----
From: Calderón Vilches Luis Daniel 
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 10:31
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Disaster Recovery Exchange 2K with Win2K AD


Hi everybody,

This is my first time in the list, so I hope you could give me more ideas.

Have the following environment:

A Win2k DC which also is Exchange2K server, this is the lonely server in the 
organization, I call it THE server.

This DC has problems with some FSMO roles with impact on the end users: things 
like we can not add more machines to the domain. However, the AD tools run ok, 
even I can add users or groups to the domain, only if I run it locally on the 
server, of course.
I have received the server with this problems from a previous administration.

The thing is: I want to reinstall the server.
BUT I have this problems:
- I need to preserve the AD accounts in order to associate them with their 
mailboxes once I have restored the exchange services.
- I think that a System State backup of the server will preserve the accounts, 
BUT maybe also preserve the misconfigurations I described.

Has anybody experienced with a similar situation??
Any suggestions will be well received.


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