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I'm pretty new to Exchange 2000. The person who was admin prior deleted files in IIS relating to OWA. Is there a means of restoring said files?
Specifically, he deleted Default Website and Admin website from IIS.
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I would first try to re-install IIS to get the sites and appropiate settings back, then go over that with a re-install of Exhcange, and that should reinstall the correct virtual directories etc. If the last admin was doing this to be malicous he may have intentionally damaged the Metabase for IIS , as well, and a re-install should solve that, as far as IIS is concerned.
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I have considered doing as you suggest, but with one concern.  If I re-install IIS & Exchange overtop my existing Exchange installation will I lose all of my configuration settings - DNS, Active Directory, etc - will they be altered in any way?
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In my experience No. I have re-installed IIS many times and it does effect AD or DNS. Same for Exchange. Try IIS first and let me know.  
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by:bostechie
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Please forgive my persistant drilling on this issue, but I just need to be clear in my understanding that it is safe -
So in other words, it is like doing an install over top a windows client.  It essentially restores any missing or corrupt system files with no affect on applications or settings. Yes?
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Yes. For instance, the websites in Inetpub Folder directory will not disappear.
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Cool.  I'll give it a shot. -Thanks
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To re-install IIS, do I need to uninstall it first via add/remove windows components?
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Yes.
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With Exhcange you just re-install.
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