Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Help!-Server Crash

Posted on 2002-05-14
2
Medium Priority
?
196 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Hi,

   Our Exchange 2000 server died.  I'm trying to install it on another box, using the same server name,
to avoid having to update 1000 user PCs.  I've removed every mention that I could find, of Exchange
in AD. While doing an install on the new server I get;
'The component 'Microsoft Exchange Messaging & Collaboration Services" cannot be assigned the action
"Install” because:
-A server object for this server "server name" already exists in the Administrative Group "First Administrative
Group".  You must either remove this server object before installing, or run setup with the "DisasterRecovery"
switch if you're attempting to recover this server.
Any ideas on what I need to do?  Thanks in advance
0
Comment
Question by:tjw61
2 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:losgadas
ID: 7009302
I don't think you ever want to install any computer with the same name as another.

If I understand your dilema correctly, I think what you should do is install Exchange on another server with a different name and then move the mailboxes of the 1000 PC users to that server using the Active Directory USers and computers snap in.  By using this Move utility within the above mentioned snap in, it will change the name of the home exchange server for you without having to go to each individual pc.



0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
igore earned 400 total points
ID: 7011992
What you should have done originally was to install the server using the same Computer name and run Exchange 2000 setup.exe from the Exchange 2000 disc with the /disasterrecovery switch.  This would have used the values present in Active Directory to install the Exchange server.  If AD is still complaining about existing data you might still be able to do it.  If you have a good backup of AD you might consider doing an Authoritative restore to recover the Exchange data you deleted from AD.  It still won't help you recover any mailboxes that were lost.

If this fails, check ADSIEdit from the Windows 2000 Support Tools and look for Microsoft Exchange System Objects container in the AD tree.

This is a delicate operation and not very well suited for remote management through a bulletin board such as this.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
How to fix a SonicWall Gateway Anti-Virus firewall blocking automatic updates to apps like Windows, Adobe, Symantec, etc.
This course is ideal for IT System Administrators working with VMware vSphere and its associated products in their company infrastructure. This course teaches you how to install and maintain this virtualization technology to store data, prevent vuln…
Is your data getting by on basic protection measures? In today’s climate of debilitating malware and ransomware—like WannaCry—that may not be enough. You need to establish more than basics, like a recovery plan that protects both data and endpoints.…
Suggested Courses

927 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question