Small Business Server 2003 issues. Want to revert to fresh install. Reformat or easier way?
Posted on 2006-03-21
We recently had a consultant come in and "overhaul" our system... he ended up getting confused and doing all these backdoor type fixes and fixes for the fixes... needless to say he is not here anymore, but I would like to revert all the way back to a fresh install and start over. What is the easiest way to do this.. and if there is no easy way... and I have to reformat the drive. How would I do this with a SATA RAID 1 config? I am definitely computer literate in the end user world, but am definitely new to servers. Is it any different from reformatting an IDE standard configuration?
I have a feeling some will tell me to troubleshoot my issues and get more familiar with what I am doing.. as the same issues may come up again down the line... well here is a recap of what happened. We wanted the server to be the center of everything. So he consolidated it all... made our server a router by enabling DHCP and DNS (although he said it wouldnt work and had to use a third party program because for some reason our SBS wouldnt enable the services). He then edited our "host" files on each client and gave us all static IPs. Did some more tweaks like making our server a proxy server.
One of the big issues now is that the "Server Management" tool dissappeared... when you click on it.. the flashlight comes up and says cannot locate exe. He tried to reinstall it with the SBS 2003 CD... but it didn't work.
The first thing I plan on doing (and am doing it today) is to seperate the routing from the server and bring it back to hardware routing. If this is not the smart way to do it, I hope someone can provide insight...
...sorry it sounds like there are many things that are not right... and I am not skilled enough yet to fix them. If anyone can help out it will be much appreciated.