Exchange 2000 stopped working after one of DC crashed(HD crash)
Posted on 2004-04-14
I have 2 DCs one is dns and dhcp server other exchange server... The dns server went down (hard drive crash) now exchange server is not working. OSA is not working also. I have started functions of dns and dhcp to exchange server. I would like to drop DNS server altogether and Keep only one server. what do I need to do to get the exchange up and running?
I do not wish to rebuild the crashed DC. and Exchange 2000 server is second DC for this domain and only(now).
This is the error messages I am getting in the event viewer (Exchange server) :
Could not open LDAP session to directory of (crashed DC .com) using local service credentials. Cannot access address list configuration information. Make sure (crashed DC) is running.
I cannot start Exchange Iformation store and MTA stack because of time out. and the system attendant service showing starting but never change to started (hung?) I cannot restart or stop the service.