Getting my exchange 2003 database from non-existing server
Posted on 2006-11-04
I wanted to see something in the system configuration for my server, but before I interrupt it with ctrl+A it started Windows; as my server takes some times to restart I was in a hurry and swithed it off from the power. When I restarted the server it asked me for directory restore mode restarting; I restarted the directory restore mode, but none of the passwords I have could let me through. Tried to repair the windows and that didn't work too. Finally, I gave up and installed a fresh windows on the existing directory; this made my server freeze at boot up. Then I installed windows in a different folder. This seems to work, but didn't want to take the old server name. As this server used to be my master exchange server I have to get all mailbox informations from here. Is there a way that I get my mailboxes from the old server information though I give a different name for my new server? Please help. Tomorrow everybody is at office looking for their emails and I will be dead if the emails are not retrieved. All the data are intact.