The easiest scenario is to install exchange with the same name on the new hardware using the disaster recovery scenario Setup /disasterrecovery ________________________________ From: Phil Marcum <nusolmc03@xxxxxxxxx> Sent: 08/August/2008 05:56 To: MS-Exchange Admin Issues <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [ExchangeList] Remove exchange...failed hardware Can someone point me to the article or articles that discuss removing Exchange 2003 after the hardware fails? From what I'm told Exchange 2003 SP2 was recently installed but the drives on the server died shortly thereafter. So there's nothing to salvage or recover. The new server is on different hardware so I need to remove this current instance from Active Directory before moving forward with a completely new install of Exchange 2003. Any responses appreciated. Confidentiality & Disclaimer Note: This e-mail and any attachments thereto contain protected and confidential information intended for the sole use of the addressee individual or organization. If you are not the addressee or an authorized agent for him/it, or if you have received this message by error please notify the sender immediately by returning the message, and delete this copy from your system without any illegal use. The Dar Group shall not be liable for the improper or incomplete transmission of the information contained in this communication nor for any delay in its receipt or damage to your system.