SBS 2003 restore - HELP!
Posted on 2011-02-13
I am pulling my hair out over this. I got a call this morning that our SBS 2003 server was not booting up. Upon getting into the office I found that the RAID controller lost the configuration for the drives. After talking with Dell support for over an hour he determined that a rebuild of the drives and restore would need to be done.
I am in the process of doing the restore after following Microsoft's document on restoring SBS 2003. So far I have just reinstalled SBS 2003 using the Dell OpenManage Server Assistant CD. In the document is says to cancel the "Continuing Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Setup" after logging in initially. Do I not need to install Exchange and apply the SP that was installed just before the crash? Will the restore from backup install Exchange and all the mailboxes automatically?
Any help would be much appreciated! I am going on 10 hours and think I have a ton more to go.