RE: Migrate to new organisation and forest and disaster recovery

  • From: "Michael B. Smith" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 07:48:29 -0400

Everything you want to know is covered in the white papers here:

Regarding your A/D issues, I'd invest the money and call Microsoft PSS
for help.

I don't know how large/small your organization is, but US$250 to prevent
rebuilding a domain is cheap.

-----Original Message-----
From: Raji Arulambalam [mailto:rajia@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 3:17 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Migrate to new organisation and forest and
disaster recovery

Is there any documentation that points to how to move/migrate an
existing Exchange 2003 and Exchange 5.5 organisation in Win2000 AD to a
pristine new exchange 2003 organisation in a new AD forest in Windows
Whats involved in this. 
Our current Windows 2000 AD appears to have been corupted with orphaned
and phantom sids, dc, dns entries and replication errors. Also unable to
demote dcs in remote sites. 
If you know how to fix this would be appreciated. We have tried every
thing suggested in kb articles. 
But pointers would be welcome. 
Also is there information on disaster recovery of Exchange 2003 where
the windows AD domain is suspect and I want to blow it away and start a
They are on different machines. Whats required. 


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