I previously crashed my Windows 2k server, sufferened my losses and rebuilt a 2003 server on the same hardware. Everything was fine, until the same thing happened. It appears I had a hw failure. However, before the system crashed, I did do a system state backup, and the data in the (new) hds are good. I was in the middle of installing exchange when the failure happened again. The machine had been previously SBS SP1, but it needed it again after removeing and reintalling exchange (when it failed again).
So now I'm loading 2003 server into a fresh directory on my server's hd. What are my options for restoring my AD. I have the old windows instation director and the system state image. What do you recommed? Can I copy my ntds.dif (something like that) file from my old isntall into the new ntds directory? Should I risk the system state restore from a different hw platform? Any other ideas?