Solved

Removing exchange 2003 from Active directory

Posted on 2008-06-16
7
476 Views
Last Modified: 2008-06-18
We had Exchange server 2003 in windows 2003 domain it got crashed and there is no backup now we want to remove and reinstall the exchange server
0
Comment
Question by:sudhakbanda
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:rakeshmiglani
ID: 21791476
did the exchange server crash of the AD?
if the exchange server crashed, then you can rebuild the exchange server and then install exchange using the /disasterrecovery switch.
0
 

Author Comment

by:sudhakbanda
ID: 21791588
There was hardware crash and we don't have backup I have tried using /disaster recovery switch it was asking for backup after instlation  
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:rakeshmiglani
ID: 21791639
was the exchange server and the DC/GC on the same server?
is the AD intact?
0
Free eBook: Backup on AWS

Everything you need to know about backup and disaster recovery with AWS, for FREE!

 

Author Comment

by:sudhakbanda
ID: 21791808
We have  DC and ADC,  GC is on ADC,  Exchange was on ADC. AD is fine  
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:rakeshmiglani
ID: 21791848
ok
so rebuild the box and then install exchange using the disasterrecovery switch
when you use this switch, the setup will pickup the exchange configuration from AD.
once exchange is installed with this switch, the databases will not be created.
you can restore the databases from backup or if there is no backup then you can try to mount the stores
mounting the stores would create blank databases which would have no data in them.
0
 

Author Comment

by:sudhakbanda
ID: 21791873
Ok I shall try
0
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
rakeshmiglani earned 500 total points
ID: 21811779
any updates?
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Lotus Notes – formerly IBM Notes – is an email client application, while IBM Domino (earlier Lotus Domino) is an email server. The client possesses a set of features that are even more advanced as compared to that of Outlook. Likewise, IBM Domino is…
Read this checklist to learn more about the 15 things you should never include in an email signature.
In this video we show how to create a mailbox database in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Data…
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…

749 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