Removing exchange 2003 from Active directory

Posted on 2008-06-16
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
Question by:sudhakbanda
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Expert Comment

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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.

Author Comment

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There was hardware crash and we don't have backup I have tried using /disaster recovery switch it was asking for backup after instlation  
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Expert Comment

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was the exchange server and the DC/GC on the same server?
is the AD intact?
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Author Comment

ID: 21791808
We have  DC and ADC,  GC is on ADC,  Exchange was on ADC. AD is fine  
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Expert Comment

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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.

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ID: 21791873
Ok I shall try
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any updates?

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