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I need to do a reload of an SBS 2003 system because of a potential virus and Exchange corruption.  I do not have a full SBS 2003 (built-in backup) backup to do a recovery from pre-virus incident.  

I am going to reload the OS from scratch and rebuild the shares/exchange/etc.  My question is, can I use a system state Backup to recover the Active Directory stuff before I do the 'Continue Setup' option and then load Exchange?

Obviously i want to do this to avoid having to rejoin all the clients to a new domain/etc.  Or is starting from scratch my only real option?

I have a temp server as well that could be used for a pseudo swing if it would save any time.

Thanks.
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Larry Struckmeyer MVP earned 500 total points
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I think I would consider a swing.... but if you have never done asidedit cleanups, you should get the docs from www.sbsmigration.com or see if you can find other sources for the steps to use.  IFAIK, there is no reason to fear the virus may have attached to AD, which is all you would be moving in the case of a swing migration.

Before going down either path, see if you can export the mail to .pst files.  You can do this by moving from system to system, with exmerge, or by creating profiles for each use on  one system.

There is a great deal of help available if you want to invesigate repairing whatever is the matter with the store.
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