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access mails from exchange mailstore db

I am having problems with my 2003 sbs (updates messed with it)  i am trying to configure a new standard server 2003 to replace it but i am having lots of problems and think it wil take me a while. to even get exchange installed.

I want to access some mail from the exchange mailstore from my sbs version (that is no longer running) do i have any options? is their a app that can gain access to the mail on this db?  (other than exchange)  

Or will i have to wait till i get exchange installed?  
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
It seems to me that you're going to have problems viewing it even after getting the new server installed.  Why are you trying to configure a new standard server instead of SBS?

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bcoussensAuthor Commented:
really,  are mailstores not transferable from sbs to exchange standard?  

After succesfully setting up sbs for my mail i thought i would give setting exchange up from scretch on a standars 2003 build.  
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
You can try to restore a mail store to a different server if you follow http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313184

But there's no guarantee.  An Exchange database has configuration settings that are very specific to the server "site" they are in.  Creating a new server will essentially create a new site.

You really should have at least migrated out the mailboxes to .pst files using EXMerge.  (http://sbsurl.com/exmerge)

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bcoussensAuthor Commented:
ok i will spend some mor time trying to get the server restored then,  thanks for your advice
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