I have a client that has a SBS 2003 Standard server running. It is experiencing some ESE 474 with error code 1018. Microsoft recommends 1. moving all emails to another Exchange Store and deleting the old one. 2 restore from backup. 3 run eseutil /p The last one should be the last resort, so I am asking about number 1. Can I setup a separate exchange 2003 server that will temporarily house the priv1.edb store from the SBS 2003 (copy all users emails and such from the SBS 2003 to the Exchange 2003 server, not just copy the priv1.edb file... that would be stupid)
Here is what I am thinking of. I would bring in a box that has server 2003 on it with exchange 2003. Join it to the domain and move all of the users from the SBS box to the new exchange 2003 box. Delete the Priv1.edb from the SBS 2003 server, recreate the store and then move all of the users back to the SBS 2003 server, remove the Exchange 2003 server from the domain and then turn off the new server.
Will that work or am I just about to open real bad can of worms?