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SBS install problems - wont let me install additional componants. pop3 connector fails

Posted on 2006-07-21
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i recently reinstalled SBS after my raid controller fried and corrupted all my data. i was able to transfer all of the FSMO to another server and preserve active directory.

i installed the SBS on a new machine, using the same installation disks as before. the OS installed fine, SBS installed fine, i used the /disasterrecovery to restore exchange and got all the mail back.

after doing the disaster recovery i tried to continue the SBS installation to add the server tools and such, it then tells me SBS cannot be installed on this computer, no explanation, just refuses to install.

SBS seems to be working fine except the Pop3 connector window, when i open it, it opens then immediately closes, it logs no errors in my logs.

i'm sure its due to the failed SBS install, what can i do to repair the pop3 connector and is there any way to get SBS to allow me to complete the install.

it locked me out of installing the rest of SBS because like a dumb dumb, i turned hyperthreading on durring one of the reboots and the second it detected 4 CPU's it went in to a tizzy fit.
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i posted incorrect info in my first post, it wasnt hyperthreading that caused the install to fail, it said this version of SBS cannot be upgraded to the OEM version of SBS, well it has been the OEM version all along
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The problem is that you can't use the /disasterrecovery switch when installing SBS.  You either need to start over or use the /removeorg switch to continue the SBS install.

As long as you have the four Exchange database files (priv1.edb, priv1.stm, pub1.edb and pub1.stm) you can restore your Exchange info.

But it seems like you are now installing SBS into an existing Active Directory?  If so, you need to follow this KB to do the install:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884453

Then, you can restore your Exchange Database by following this KB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313184

Generally this is not the ideal recovery solution, but it seems to be about your only option at this point.

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Just FYI, I think I wasn't clear in my answer above... the thing is you can't use the /disasterrecovery switch DURING the SBS install... you would have to complete the installation without Exchange and then install Exchange after everything else is installed.  You can choose that method if you like as well.

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