AD & exchange restoration

Posted on 2009-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
hi all, i will take a ad backup using windows 2003 ntbackup utillity & restore it on a new hardware. but after os instalation i will restore the ad backup & then try to install exchange 2007
but exchange.exe will not run, even i tried to run /m:recoverserver to recover my exchange on new hardware but it gives exchange server encountered an unknown error. i think this is all because of the presense of exchange in ad, can anybody have solution how to remove exchange attributes or the presense of exchange from ad so i can run or reinstall exchange & restore my data.
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    this article is relates with exchange server 2003 as i mention you about exchange server 2007
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    Ok since you are using 2007 try this.

    Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check

    Organization Checks ......................... COMPLETED

    Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server

    Organization Preparation ......................... FAILED
    The well-known object entry B:32:A7D2016C83F003458132789EEB127B84:CN=Exchange Servers\0ADEL:55aededc-b582-4141-92c9-b8a9fa3957e1,CN=Deleted Objects,DC=hartbc,DC=be of the otherWellKnownObjects attribute on container object CN=Configuration,DC=hartbc,DC=be points to an invalid DN or a deleted object. Please remove the entry and rerun the task.

    Solutions (Remove Exchange 2007 from AD (manually))
    1launching adsiedit.msc (part of the support tools) and going to the Configuration partion and bringng up the properties for Configuration,DC=domain,DC=com , edited the "othereWellKnownObjects" attribute to be "not set" (which it should be) by leaving it blank and clicking "add" (adding nothing) than applying the changes and re-running setup.
    2if failed again, open CN=Services,delete CN=Microsoft Exchange,   Open CN=Extended-rights,Delete CN=ms-Exch-*  

    then,run setup  /ps  setup /p [/on:<>]  setup /preparealldomains again.

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    if i remove the selected entry & try to reinstall exchange using /m:recoverserver it gives error
    server is required to recover the server no server present to recover.

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    after removing the specified entry i will try to install the exchange by setup.exe then i will receive an error code 1638 (HT, client access, mailbox role prerequisites are completed) but after giving install command it gives an error opening package f:\exchangeserver.msi failed. another version of this product is already install. instalation of this product cannot configure or remove existing version of this product use add/remove programs on control pannel. error code 1638. i will also tried out by removing the follwing registry key but no luck same error hey_key_local_machine_\software\microsoft\exchange\v.80 then i will try to install roles using exchange sp1 setup then i will recived following error code 1610 the configuration data of this product is courrepted. contact support personal.
    how can i fix this issue.

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    still having the same problem, not able to resolve this, any updates?

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