Reformatting sbs2003 and saving the users?
Posted on 2004-09-23
I am having a lot of troubles with my sbs 2003 server and want to reformat and reinstall the os. I would like to keep the users and groups, but I don't want to install exchange this time around. Is that going to be a problem?
What do I need to do to back the active directory, and how can I restore it once I reinstall? I have 2 partitions, one for data, and one for the OS. I have a feeling I only need to reformat the OS partition. I have a backup from last night, and plan on backing up all the data to tape so I don't lose anything. The SBS2003 server is the only server in the office. I don't need exchange, just the server and fax tools. Will the client computers be able to reconnect without any problems? I only have 8 computers connected to it atm.