Exchange 5.5 reinstall
Posted on 2004-10-28
We are running NT Server 4 BackOffice 4.5 with Exchange 5.5 SP4
About a week ago during an IE upgrade reboot the OS failed to reinitialize all the services. An error which proved unrecoverable. I have added a second HD to the system, set it as the active partition, and reinstalled the OS on it.
I checked all the MS support documents for restoring the exchange data stores, but they assume you have an online backup and I do not. What I DO have is the files as they were the last time the server was stopped.
I tried simply reinstalling Exchange with the same SP's and Hotfix's and then simply replacing the data stores with the ones from the previous installation, but that has proved unsuccessful.
It is frustrating because I have an uncorrupted copy of all the previous stores, but can not get the new installation to read them.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!