Solved

Missing Exchange 2007 Security Groups

Posted on 2008-06-13
11
243 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I installed Exchange 2007 in a domain which never had Exchange in it before and things went well. After things were working, I decided to reload the OS on the server to change hard drive configurations to make sure everything was installed cleanly, as there were things I had played with and had to redo. Now, I can't install Exchange off the DVD, the recover server command fails (but still installs some of the basics), and IIS on the new server is empty along with the Exchange Security groups missing in AD. Is there a way to back the changes out of AD to start this all over again? I was hoping for a clean install but I'm starting to realize that a lot of the settings are stored in AD and are all messed up now.
0
Comment
Question by:tgreve
  • 6
  • 5
11 Comments
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:rakeshmiglani
ID: 21780798
are you trying to remove exchange 2007 completely from the domain and then install it again?
0
 

Author Comment

by:tgreve
ID: 21781177
I think that's the best bet at this point, so yes.
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:rakeshmiglani
ID: 21781409
delete the exchange folders and also delete exchange from adsiedit.msc
then start from scratch by following all the steps again.
0
U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

 

Author Comment

by:tgreve
ID: 21781449
Which folders exactally?
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:rakeshmiglani
ID: 21781524
the folders in which exchange 2007 was installed?
0
 

Author Comment

by:tgreve
ID: 21781575
What part of AD in adsiedit? As far as the server goes, I've reloaded the OS, so there's no Exchange on it any more.
0
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
rakeshmiglani earned 500 total points
ID: 21781630
open adsiedit.msc
expand configuration
expand services
expand microsoft exchange

over here you would see you exchange installation
0
 

Author Comment

by:tgreve
ID: 21781769
I get an access is denied error. I'm a domain admin, and schema admin. Are there other permissions I need?
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:rakeshmiglani
ID: 21782172
domain admin is fine
0
 

Author Comment

by:tgreve
ID: 21783223
I had to delete the object inside of the Exchange folder, then I could delete the folder. Installation of Exchange seemed to work after that. Thanks!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:tgreve
ID: 31466986
Thanks much! You helped out tons and save the company a lot of money!
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

MS Outlook is a world-class email client application that is mainly used for e-communication globally.  In this article, we will discuss the basic idea about MS Outlook, its advanced features, and types of MS Outlook File formats.
Phishing attempts can come in all forms, shapes and sizes. No matter how familiar you think you are with them, always remember to take extra precaution when opening an email with attachments or links.
This video discusses moving either the default database or any database to a new volume.
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

785 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question