I am severely pissed. Just did a clean install of SBS 2000 since we upgraded the hardware of the server to new P4 parts. No antivirus has been installed. Had just finished the clean install with the SBS SP1a update (includes the SP3 Service pack for Exchange 2000). Even installed the SP3 Update Rollup. Takes a few hours to get to this point. Had recreated the users and groups. Go to copy the data across by plugging another drive in and next thing I know M: drive disappears and I can't mount the databases for Exchange. When I try to mount the database I get the error code
Checked services and Exchange Information Store and Exchange System Manager are running.
Removing the drive doesn't bring back my M: Drive
Anti-virus has not been loaded at this time and SBS is fully patched.
tried the "subst m: /d" command with no luck.
Checked the permissions for the folder and files and they are set to "Everyone" so I haven't accidentally changed something there.
Moved the priv and pub files (since they're empty anyways) and tried to remount and still no joy.
I mean seriously all I did was put a drive in!!!!!
I don't really want to uninstall and reinstall Exchange.