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Hi,

I had a EXCHANGE 2000 Server with WINDOWS 2000 Server which crash and i had to rebuild the the WINDOWS2003 Server and i am installing Exchange 2003 on this new server.

i have my old database of Exchange all 4 file retrived and not courrupted,

HOw can i mount that database into exchange 2003.

one more thing is i have my AD and DOMAIN CONTROLL on another WINDOWS 2003 server is it going to be a problem? as i am installing exchange 2003 on completely new machine.

Please help urgent.


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Hi ammartahir1978,

You can't.

You can either build another exchange 2000 server, with the same name, site name, org name, etc.

Or, you can use something like ontrack's power controls to extract information directly from the database files (which would be my preferred option) - http://www.ontrack.com

Hope that helps,

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okay but that means i have to create all the emails again on the server 2003 database right? with the same mail box names rigth and then use ontrack utility
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If you use the ontrack program, it will create PST files for every mailbox.

To get this back into the existing server, you will need to use something like Exmerge.

Yes, you will need users with mailboxes on the new 2003 server for this to work.

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and also then as i have my AD on another server does it matter

can you tell me any good site which will have EXCHANGE 2003 setup manual
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shoud i build it as native or mix i m sorry i m new to it thts why asking tomany questions
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do i have to set my server 2003 as mail server (pop3 , smtp)? or just leave it as normal server
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That's ok,

So which way are you going?  Are you building a 2000 domain so that you can build a 2000 server?

If so, make it native.

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by:ammartahir1978
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no i have 2003 Domian controller with AD and and i am installinf Exchange 2003 on a 2003 server which is part of the domian as separte server,

its going to be new serever and i will use ontrack utility to push all the emails to the clients .
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OK, I get it now.

The difference between native and mixed mode is that native will support ONLY that level of exchange server (2003).

If you do not have any other exchange servers, go for native mode

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by:ammartahir1978
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let me explain you the sanario

I had SERVER 2000 which was my domain controller and AD and Exchange 2000, but that server crashed, so i build a new server with AD AND domain controller adding manually all the users with same name in the AD,

Now i have build another server WINDOWS 2003 and installing EXCHANGE 2003 in it .

but i have the database from old exchange 2000 which i will push all the emails to the clients mail boxes,

what i want to know is that the new server on which i am installl Exchange 2003 should i configure it to mail server (pop3,SMTP) or leave it as 2003 sever and start fresh installation of Exchange and create all the users manual with there emails?
then how i am going to connect the AD users with teh mail boxes.

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OK,

If you are installing an exchange server, it should be in charge of all mail (if that includes pop3 and smtp).

If you still have an existing server in the AD, then you should still have all your users accounts (go and look)

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I have my users in the domain controller server which contain my AD.(MATCHES01)  and i am installing exchange server 2003 fresh copy (MATCHES02)  

so do i have to create mail boxes on the MATCHES02 even though i have my AD on MATCHES01 . than how should i configure it then. i will be using POPCON ADMIN to retrive my emails from the server. Just in case u wanna know

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Matches01 - is that a server or a domain?

If it is a domain, which I think it is, then you will need to use something like ADMT to move the users over

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=788975b1-5849-4707-9817-8c9773c25c6c&DisplayLang=en

And don't talk to me about POPCon - all pop3 connectors are rubbish :)

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No Matches01 is the Server name and MATCHES is the domain, but yeah all the users are in MATCHES01 as Active directory is on this computer
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OK, that is good.

If they are both in the same domain, then you will not have a problem (if matches02 is in the existing domain matches, when you install exchange it will be available for users in that domain)

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its giving me an error while i am installing the EXchange server 2003 and when i select TYPICAL

it says:

MULTIPLE COMPONENT CANNOt be assigned the requested action becasue

setup encounter an error while trying to contact windowns Active directory, the error was
failed to contac the schema master server for the AD forest

and many more about messaging and collaboration services and NNTP and SMTP its a whole window etc


please help
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what i have to do with the FSMO please explain, once i install the exchange what should i do then ?
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If you can't see the schema master, then you either have a problem with DNS - or you have lost the FSMO role holder.

The above guides will, in order, show you how to see if all the role holders exist, how to gracefully transfer the roles, and how o seize the roles.

If you can see all the role holders exist, then it is probably a DNS problem.

Once you install exchange, try creating a new mailbox for one user, and reimporting mail to it (from the PST file) and confirm that it works - then get the rest.

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=265441

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but why should i see it as i have install a complet new 2003 server which is MAtches 01 with AD and add all the users manually in it , and also this is a new domain controller, should i still have to create FSMO and other stuff
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I am obviously misunderstanding you.

If you have created a new domain with new users, then you will not have to worry about FSMO stuff - it should be fine.

The greater possibility is that you are having problems with DNS - http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Installing_DNS_Windows_2003.html

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okay i have installed the SP1 and everything now wheni install exchange 2003 it gives me an error

Multiple components can not be assigned the requestd action becasue :

Setup encountered an error while trying to contact the windows Active directory. the error was

failed to contact the schema mast server for active directory forest.

that the error i am getting now when i try to install it.

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no i havent should i
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Sorry, sleeping, you must run forestprep and domain prep.

You should read the following guides carefully, I hate reading manuals as well, but it would be a good idea!

http:#17825042

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thanks Red

i have put another question please help
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