A few months ago, I built an exchange recovery server and tested my ability to restore both the Information Stores and Individual mailboxes. Once I was satisfied with the results, I moth-balled the server for a rainy day. Unfortunately the rainy has arrived in more than one way. I must restore a number of mailboxes from an old backup without impacting the production system. I've brought the server back online, but none of the exchange services will start, so I can't even begin the restore process...
The event viewer lists the following event for each failed exchange service:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7001
Time: 10:08:12 AM
The Microsoft Exchange Event service depends on the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service which failed to start because of the following error:
The dependency service or group failed to start.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp
If I attempt to start the services manually, I receive the following:
Error 3: THe system cannot find the path specified.
Any idea what may be causing this?