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Posted on 2004-08-26
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I have the dreaded "Illegal Duplicate Key" when running eseutil /p which even Microsoft doesn't seem to have an answer for, if you know an answer for this one then please do tell :-)

Anyway, the client have no backups so it looks like a re-creation of the whole thing.

On the older version if you deleted Priv1.edb from the mdbdata folder, Exchange just created a new one. It doesn't seem to happen on 2000.

How do I create a new blank info store without having to re-install, is this even possible.

Thanks in adavnce for any help..
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Hi tmole99,

Is this exchange 5.5? I can only find this http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;237422 are you up to date on sp's?

not much help I know..

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Exchange 2000 SP 2

Can't install SP3 because it won't start the info store !
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you do know that if you reinstall exchange it will not affect any settings or configuration, it will just reinstall the files missing... this may be your easiest option.
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Will this re-create the Info Store ?

I am not bad at Exchange myself but have never come across this situation on Exchange 2000.

If I had the time I would re-create the problem and try but I hope that someone, somewhere will have come across this one :-)

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this will be the easiest way to go if no data required in the new store http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314212&sd=tech
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Thanks

New Info Store created and already working, saved me mucho work

Thanks again
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