troubleshooting Question

Dcpromo after installing exchange 2003 sp2

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I had exchange 2003 sp2 installed on  DC w2k sp4 server in windows 2000 domain.
while upgrading the domain to w2k3 R2 on new hardware
I left the exchange server on the same hardware
but I demote the w2k server to a member server (now I realize that it was a mistake)

now I got  fully functional  w2k3 R2 domain with exchange 2k3 sp2 on w2k sp4 member server

for a while evrything looks fine
and I wanted   to move the exchane to a new w2k3 r2 server using the move mailbox wizard
after installing another  exchange server on new w2k3 r2 server.

the problem is - when  I move mailbox to the the new server it stop receiving mail

in   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822179/   i found :

"After you install Exchange Server 2003 on a server, do not change the role of the server"

like I mentioned it was a mistake.

how can I fix this situation ?

I think about reinstalling the exchange on the server but  I'm not sure what happened to the data and configuration

if reinstall  is the solution , should I first uninstalling the second exchange server (just one test mailbox on it)

another possibility is move the exchange to  anew hardware by using the  Setup /disasterrecovery
explained in  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/guides/SvrConsUsingE2k3/f2762572-f001-42e6-adc3-84a2a847f303.mspx?mfr=true but I split it to anoter question

thank for any profesional help





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