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Server Accidently Deleted from ESM

Posted on 2007-03-18
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Another tech accidently deleted a server from the exchange 2000 system manager.  We have many other exchange servers and dcs.  All 2000 based.

What is the best way to get the deleted exchange server back online and functioning as it had before the deletion?

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TokenCelt earned 500 total points
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Hi Master_windu

I think that your probably going to have to perform an authorative restore of your AD from before the deletion.

Or if you are super confident with ADSIEdit? if so you may be able to add the server back in to the configuration container that way. You could get all the info be performing a restore of a DC (pre-deletion) to a server not connected to the server (virtual machine maybe). This would be pretty risky and should be attempted in a test lab first!
 
The first option of the restore is probaly the safest. If your not familiar with either of these then I think your probably better off paying for a support call with Microsoft Prem Support.

Also make sure you have a good backup & DR plan before attempting any changes.

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We do nightly backups of the information stores for each exchange server.
So the only way to recover is to do an authoritative ad restore?
Reinstalling exchange 2000 on the affected server wont help?

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Restoring Exchange won't help.

The problem is that you will have removed data from your AD's configuration container. The AD is where Exchange 2000 onwards contains its configuration data. The backup of the information store will contain Mailbox and Public Folder data, but not the config.

I just checked our config container on our AD and I would forget the idea of adding it back using ADSIEdit.

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OK, Thanks for the info
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