Exchange 2003 Server Crashed

I have an exchange 2003 Server and it crashed.
When it restarted, exchange is not starting up, however I can locate the files and the information store at a file system level. Is there a way I can extract all the mailbox maybe to a pst file, from the information store?


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Christian

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MicrotechConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Is anything stopping that server from contacting the Domain controller or global catalogue server?
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MicrotechCommented:
What error messages are in the application log? what happens when you go to exchange system manager and go to the store and try to mount it?
Do you have a recent backup?
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Christian_AgardAuthor Commented:
I have a backup as of Last night.
But there was a reasonable amount of emails that came in today, that went into the store before the machine crashed.

The exchange server is not recognizing the active directory info on the machine.
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MicrotechCommented:
what do you mean by "The exchange server is not recognizing the active directory info on the machine"?

have you tried to go into exchange system manager and mount the store? What errors did you get?
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Christian_AgardAuthor Commented:
When I open ESM the following error message is displayed

The Server is not operational
Facility : Win32
ID no : 8007203a
Exchange System manager.

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MicrotechCommented:

"The server is not operational" error message when you try to open Exchange System Manager
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=325322

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MicrotechCommented:
how have you set up the DNS server? Your internal DNS server should point to itself and the forwarders should point to your ISPs DNS servers.
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Christian_AgardAuthor Commented:
Yeah, DNS was setup ok, I'll check the link you sent
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Christian_AgardAuthor Commented:
Well in this case the domain controller is the same server.
Users also now cannot logon to the domain, it is saying that the domain controller is not available.
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Christian_AgardAuthor Commented:
But DNS was setup correctly on it
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MicrotechCommented:
What else is in your event logs? There have to be event ids, errors etc
Run dsdiag on the server and look up the errors it finds.
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Christian_AgardAuthor Commented:
Great News I got the exchange2003 services  to start up..
My only problem now is that the domain controller is not providing services for users to logon, and as a result the cannot connect to exchange

So basically my new problem is to get the domain controller up and running.

You have been very helpful...Thanks a mil...
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MicrotechCommented:
without the domain controller there is no exchange server for the users.  I am off to bed, its late here in the uk. will check back tomorrow (today).
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Christian_AgardAuthor Commented:
Thanks!!!
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Christian_AgardAuthor Commented:
It's f ixed.
They Network Card turned out to be faulty
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