The exchange server is in inconsistent state. Only server recovery mode is available

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Installed service pack 3 upon rebooting the server all information seems to be missing and I keep getting an error in the exchange management console that the active directory server in unavailable.
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I also get this error in the management shell  HELP!!!!!!!

Exception setting "ViewEntireForest": "Active Directory server commserv2.united
.central is not available. Error message: A local error occurred."
At C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\bin\Exchange.ps1:19 char:32
+ $global:AdminSessionADSettings.V <<<< iewEntireForest = $false

         Welcome to the Exchange Management Shell!

 Full list of cmdlets:          get-command
 Only Exchange cmdlets:         get-excommand
 Cmdlets for a specific role:   get-help -role *UM* or *Mailbox*
 Get general help:              help
 Get help for a cmdlet:         help <cmdlet-name> or <cmdlet-name> -?
 Show quick reference guide:    quickref
 Exchange team blog:            get-exblog
 Show full output for a cmd:    <cmd> | format-list

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Technical Manager
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
Have you tried to reintall the SP3?

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yes and it tells me The exchange server is in inconsistent state. Only server recovery mode is available
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Shreedhar EtteTechnical Manager
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
Hi,
 
SP3 upgrade has caused issues. You may need to re-install Exchange using the /recoverserver parameter.
 
This is performed from the cmd prompt and in the directory where you
Exchange installation files are (unless you have mapped the directory to
system).
 
setup.com /m:recoverserver
 
Also refer:
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Recovering-Exchange-2007-Server-RecoverServer-switch.html
 
Hope this helps,
Shree

Author

Commented:
Tried this and I get the following error:
Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\infotech>cd c:\ExSp3Upd

C:\ExSp3Upd>setup.com /m:recoverserver

Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unattended Setup

Preparing Exchange Setup

The following server roles will be recovered
    Management Tools

 Server is not found in Active Directory. Server must be present in Active Direc
tory to recover.

Exchange Server setup encountered an error.

Author

Commented:
From the install files I also get this error

Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\infotech>d:

D:\>setup.com /m:recoverserver

Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unattended Setup

Preparing Exchange Setup

The following server roles will be recovered
    Management Tools

 Server is not found in Active Directory. Server must be present in Active Direc
tory to recover.

Exchange Server setup encountered an error.

D:\>
William YangSolution Consultant
Commented:
"Server is not found in Active Directory" means server info in AD has lost.Or you can check whether the AD permission was removed from the Configuration container in ADSI.

Author

Commented:
Thanks to everyone for trying to help but I ended up doing a server recovery, the good news is I only lost 10 hours of email traffic between the back ups.

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