Exchange system attendant resource

How can I compltely remove the Exchange cluster 2003 system attendant resource and recreate the resource.
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aa230002Connect With a Mentor Commented:
You have an option to clean up the Active Directory and create the System Attendant resource from scratch. The only thing is that you will have to re-create your Storage groups and mailbox and public folder stores or will have to rename them to match your existing storage group and store names.

So, first go to your Exchange System Manager and note down your Storage group and Store names with the path of your Database files and Database file names.

Open Adsiedit.msc - Configuration Container - Services - MS Exchange - OrgName - Administrative Groups - AG name - Servers - right click and delete the Exchange virtual Server name object.

Now, recreate the system attendant resource using Cluster Administrator - and recreate your storage groups and store names and put the database files on their correct location. Mount all stores and connect all your mailboxes back to your User Accounts using Mailbox Recovery Center.

Note:- The Mailbox Recovery Center in Exchange Server 2003 takes the place of the MBCONN utility used with Exchange 2000 Server. For more information, see the Exchange Server 2003 help files

Thanks,
Amit Aggarwal.
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aa230002Commented:
You need to take your System Attendant resource offline and it will also bring all other dependent resources offline using Cluster administrator.

and then delete the System Attendant resource. After this, to make sure, you can open Adsiedit.msc and check that the server object (Exchange server - Virtual Server Name) is gone from Configuration Container - Services - MS Exchange - Org Name - Administrative Groups - Administrative Group name - Servers - Server_Name

If its still there, you can delete it from here (using Adsiedit.msc)

and then recreate the System Attendant resource (It will create the server object again ) and will also create rest of the dependent resources.

Thanks,
Amit Aggarwal.
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life_jAuthor Commented:
I have stuffed up the exchange 2003 cluster. Its now live yet.
What I want to do is create the exchnage virtual server again and point the database to the current one.Because we are having some test mailboxes on the current server.

can you please guide me through.

I am increasing the points .
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life_jAuthor Commented:
I followed the article below

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=830189 

Thinking that I wouldn't lose the database,but now comes up with a message saying that one more parameters didn't match the existing active directory object
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aa230002Commented:
"but now comes up with a message saying that one more parameters didn't match the existing active directory object"

When and where are you getting this message?
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life_jAuthor Commented:
When I am trying to recreate the System Attendant resource as said the article .
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life_jAuthor Commented:
Thanks Amit

I have re-created the Exchange virtual server and copied the files priv1.edb, priv1.stm , pub1.edb and pub1.stm from the old exchange virtual server to the new one and when I try to bring the server online comes up with a message saying "Database files in the store or inconsistent"
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aa230002Commented:
Go to your Exchange System Manager - Expand servers - pull up the properties of your mailbox store and check the database file names and their path.

Make sure that your path mentioned is correct and the database files are located at the same location. If its correct.

Go to command prompt - Exchsrvr - bin - and run "eseutil /mh <path of priv1.edb>"
and check the database state - it should be clean shutdown. If its not, then your databases are corrupt and you will have to either restore from backup, if you dont have backup, you will have to repair your databases (last option)

Thanks,
Amit Aggarwal.

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life_jAuthor Commented:
Thanks Once again Amit

I have repaired the database and mounted the exchange information store, but under mailbox store I can't see the mailboxes ,logons and Fultext indexing
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life_jAuthor Commented:
Sorry please ignore my previous posting
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aa230002Commented:
So, where do we stand now? Are all your mailboxes connected to respective User accounts in Active Directory?
To make sure this, right click on "mailboxes" container under your mailbox store in Exchange system manager and say "run cleanup agent" - if you see red crosses on your mailboxes. you need to connect them to AD accounts.

also check the mail flow.

Thanks,
Amit Aggarwal.
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life_jAuthor Commented:
I wish I could give you more points.

Thanks Amit
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