I work in a school district and we have about 200 active Exchange Mailboxes on Exchange 2003.
The server has some issues after a virus attack last year. It runs fine, but every time I reboot it some services do not start automatically, even though they are set that way in control panel.
So after I reboot I have to remember to manually start the information store, OWA, and POP3. There was a virus that deleted a bunch of services and I did an in place repair/upgrade of the OS. Also had to copy a CurrentControlSet in the registry over top the current one.
So I guess my question is two fold, first what would be the steps in backing up and completely re-installing the OS and Exchange? Also would an upgrade to Exchange Server 2007 fix some of these issues, and has anyone done an upgrade already?