Re: exchange server 2003

  • From: "Ara Avvali" <ara@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2005 21:08:41 -0700

Does this mean if someone had 2 domain controllers and exchange is
installed on secondary one, after a failed response from primary
exchange won't take the list of it self which is a domain controller


-----Original Message-----
From: Manoj [mailto:pillai.manu@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 3:16 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Re: exchange server 2003

HI vamsi,

When you say ADC does that mean Acvite directory Connector. If yes there
is not need of ADC when u dont have exchange 5.5. However, if you are
refering to system state backup of Active Directory..then below is the

...First thing first...

Installing Exchange on a Domain controller is a BIG NO NO...

Reson..Exchange depends a lot on Active directory. Whenever the SA
services starts it looks for all the domain controller in the domain and
keeps a list of it and one server is elected as the configuration DC.

When one domain controller goes down its contact the other DC/GC..which
called as Inteligent Failover.. This will not happen if you install
Exchange on a DC/GC.

Coming back to your question..In your case if the Domain controller
then you get the server back and ran the exchange setup with the
/disasterrecovery switch assuming that u have another DC and all the
information has been replicated to the other dC.

This will get the Exchange org and site information frm the AD and
exchange realted files to the local system ..after this restore from

If you do not have a backup but u r able to retrive the database files
from the crashed system then u can try repairing it using eseutil /p.

Why take a chance, ackup ur data daily.

Please visit the Web site to download ur copy of disaster recovery

add info..

However, if this is not the right information u r looking for then
resend ur message with a scenario and we will be able to help u better.

" Jack of all trades, master of the moment"

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