Recovering Exchange 2003 store to a new Server 2003 installation after crash
Posted on 2007-11-15
I have to restore a server 2003 r2 and I need some help with making sure exchange 2003 get configured properly again.
I have backed up the information store using ntbackup, however I need to start from scratch with the Domain controller on server 2003.
My question is, once I get my Domain Controller set up with the same domain and server name as the original that crashed, do I have to create the same users that were in the exchange store? When I go to install exchange using the /disasterrecovery switch and specify the backup we made, will it associate those mailboxes for me automatically?
Whats the best procedure for this since im essentially starting the DC and domain from scratch but need to preserve the exchange backup.