Exchange 2003 Recovery using ost files
Posted on 2007-07-25
We've recenly inherited someone else's problem, and need some expertise in trying to get this server back up. This client's Exchange 2003 Enterprise server was practically nuked by someone. Regardless, this is the situation: all of the ost files are sitting out at each users computer, and the exchange server is gone. All of the stores have been lost, but all the inbound mail is queued up at an alternate mail server.
We're trying to find the cleanest/easiest solution to this problem. I was thinking of putting in a new exchange server in the mix, with a new name and moving the mailboxes over to it.
The key to this is going to be what needs to be done to the ost files if anything to get the mail back onto the server.
Thanks in advance.