Posted on 2009-05-11
hi all, i am trying hard to restore my data on new hardware but every time fails. hers is the brief
attends that i have tried. we are running under exchange 2007 with sp1 on windows 2003 x 64 bit enterprise edition.my AD & my exchange is performing on same hardware. the running server is Dell 2950 edge model. now i want to perform the restoration of my database on new hardware that is on HP ML 350 server. to do that i will first take a backup of my AD using ntbackup utility provided by windows 2003. then using the same utility i will take a backup of my database that is exchange information store where i have uncheck for recovery storage group as i will not configure it.my database baormallykup completes normally. then on another hardware (HP ML 350) i will first install os then restore AD in Active directory restore mode.
but after restoring ad when i tried to run setup form the original media it will not run rather it will not give me any error but setup will not continue. secondaly i will try to install exchange using recovery switch console for that i will run the command f:\setup.com /m:recoverserver but then
it give error preparing exchange setup. exchange server encountered an error tahts all.
in the next session i will delete the whole registry of exchange manually & then try to run exchange setup, at this time my setup.exe works, my pre-requisition checks complete but after i hit install button it fails with the reason another version of exchange is already install please remove it using control pannel. i will also use windows removal tool but no luck. i am trying to restore my exchange data on new HW from past 6 months but no luck can you please explain the exatt procedure that will work for me.