Exchange Server 5.5 running on w2k server. domain got changed, service account got trashed
Posted on 2004-10-22
Here's the deal.
Been running Exchange 5.5 on windows 2k server for about 6 months. It has been in an exisiting win nt domain.
recently they decided to upgrade to a w2k3 active directory domain.
They decided to one night shut down the old PDC, and start up the new 2k3 server with the same computer name, same domain name, same ip address etc, so that they would not have to remap any drives, or go around to each computer and switch the domains etc.
Exchange stopped working, so they decided to disjoin the server from the domiain, then re-join it to the domain.
this killed the SID for the Service Account in Exchange, and now nothing is working right.
I have been able to get it to a point where i can get the directory and the system attendant to start, but nothing else.
i have tried to start the information store, i figured that if i get that going, i can move the mailboxes back to the old exchange server, re-install exchange, then move the mailboxes back.
When i try to start the info store, get an error code 1011.
I have tried running isinteg -patch, but i get an error DS_E_INSUFFICIENT_ACCESS_RIGHTS.
any help at this point would be great.
They are complaining to me because i can't fix a problem that they created.
I want to be done with these people so anything would be great.
Thank you in advance.