Exchange Server 2003: virus requires a rebuild... any suggestions?
Posted on 2007-03-27
I'm using exchange server 2003 standard sp2 on windows server 2003 sp1 standard running on a dell pe2850.
Problem is the server had a/v file scanning pretty much turned off and no a/v on the store, although I've done a virus scan of the store and found nothing.
Excuse the sarcasm but the next obvious statement is this: I've recently been the proud recipient of a virus on the server. It is now sending emails out as a hijacked spam server, and rbl's are blacklisting like crazy.
As a proficient Technology Manager I know better but the guy at my previous post wasn't exactly proficient.
I don't expect to save this build and I know the exchange server has to be reinstalled and the private/public stores reattached, but does anyone have a tutorial or step-by-step to complete this process?
I've found some information on doing a reinstall with the /DisasterRecovery option, but is that the best or only option, or are there other, better solutions. Unfortunately although I can manage exchange servers, I've never degraded them to the point of requiring a rebuild and thereby never done a rebuild of this nature.
Any help would be much appreciated.