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Windows SBS 2003 crashed and the data drive was wiped out. The OS and AD seem ok but Exchange databases are gone and need to be created from scratch. How do I do it?
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Otherwise your users can export to PST, then after you have a new store and the mailboxes connected to your users they can import their PSTs back again.
Philip
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by:CSSupport2007
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Do you have a good backup?

I am not completed sure but I think if you have a backup you can do the following.

Restore the database "Select the option this database can be overwritten by restores"
Once restore completes you can reconnect the mailboxes.

You can also mount a dial tone database ---- Restore the database to the recovery storage group and use exmerge to move the mailboxes.

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by:weareit
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To expand upon what MPECSInc said.  If you don't have a good backup, you can also use the Offlince Cache files (.OST) to assist in the restoration.  You must make sure though that your users do not (DO NOT) reconnect to the new Exchange server until after they [or you] have exported their OST files into PST files.

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Assume for now we have no backup but the PST's. How do I recreate Exchange from scratch without rebuilding the server? I tried doing the reinstall through control panel..add/remove programs and rerunning setup but when I select Exchange Reinstall, I get the following error:
The NNTP Component of Microsoft Internet information Services (IIS) is either not installed or disabled.

My only option is OK which kicks me out..
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by:weareit
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You need to go back in and setup the basic components you would need on your server in order to install Exchange.

IIS, NNTP, SMTP (All which can be found under the Additional Components for the Operating System in Add/Remove Programs)
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by:critona
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NNTP asks for DDROP.DLL

Where do I find it? I did a search and get nothing.
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by:critona
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When I try to reinstall IIS 6.0 its asking for the Service pack 2 CD... I DONT HAVE ONE!
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by:Philip Elder
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You need to reinstall using Add/Remove Programs --> Small Business Server --> Install/Reinstall.
You will then need to reinstall Win2K3 SP2 if that is not the level of your current SBS media.
Have your SBS Media at hand.
You can extract the Win2K3 SP2 file to get to the individual components.
Method 2: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946582
Philip
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