Repair install for 2003 Server with ES2003 installed
Posted on 2007-10-21
I have a 2003 Server Standard with Exchange 2003 installed, is it possible to do a repair install on the 2003 server ? without affecting the Exchange ? 2003 is SP1 and ES2003 is SP3, should I be using a 2003SP1 to do the repair install or better off using 2003 with no SP ?
Somehow the servers main drive (2x147GB on RAID1) changed to Synamics and GPT Volumns, after the user accidentally inserted an old 2000 server hard drive onto the SCSI chain, and the RAID1 drive's flag now showing blank, I tried to use Acronis to clone, but it never pick up the RAID1 as a primary partition.
So what I did is to install 2003 server on a new server to create the partitions and MBR, then use Acronis to restore the Windows 2003 OS by files/folders, so it simply overlap the clean installation, now when I boot up, it BSOD, which is what I expected, sadly Acronis wont allow me to take a new image backup (with this I could restore back using Universal Restore to strip out the hardware), so after a while I decided a repair install may do it, but just wondering if anyone done a repair install on a production 2003 with Exchange and what the side effects may be.