Hi - help required please.
I am under the distinct impression that few people have reached expert status on sbs 2008 yet ... I am hoping that you are one person who can rise above the crowd to assist on this one.
Further to my previous post at http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/MS-SharePoint/Q_24144792.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+repair+sbs2008
my server is in critical need of a reinstall. I am getting errors now on AD Certificate Services, AD Domain Services, DNS Server, File Server, Network Policy & Access Services, Terminal Services, and Web (IIS).
WSUS won't reinstall. Reporting is broken and I can't find where to fix it.
How did I get in this mess (summary from previous post) ... or "How to break an sbs box in 3 easy steps"
Step 1. decide you like the look of the shiny new sql 2008 dvd and desire to install it
Step 2. decide that you don't want an instance of sql 2005 PLUS an instance of sql 2008 running on the same server ... so you delete sql 2005 and install sql 2008.
Step 3. Discover that sql 2008 does not support sbs2008 reporting (or just about any other third party application) so DELETE sql 2008 and REINSTALL sql 2005.
So far thuis proven as the most effective way of completely screwing up an sbs2008 box (besides deleting the active directory or something stupid like that).
SO .... after that explanation ... would you please be able to inform me whether a repair/install is in fact possible for sbs 2008 (as it is in sbs2003) or whether you have to run a completely new install (and thus have the install process reformat hdd and not preserve users/settings etc. I have restarted the server to boot from install CD ... but the only option I can see is to do a completely new install (eg wipe clean and start again). the Disk 2 component repair disk appears to be exactly that ... repair for components ... rather than for the OS itself.
This is urgent ... please help.