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Sharepoint disaster recovery

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Hi everyone,

I am really struggling with a Sharepoint problem. The site started with an old SBS2003 server, I dont know a huge amount more than that about the original machine. There was a second 2003 server acting as a DC on the domain.

The main SBS server failed, so I installed a new 2003 server, installed exchange again and made both machines DC's.

We were able to retreive the hard disk from the failed server so I have been able to put back all of the shared files and folders, exchange mailboxes etc. But am really stuck with sharepoint.

I have all of the files from the old server hard disk, and have managed to get the sharepoint MSDE up and running with the original data files, but I cannot seem to work out how to create and access them using http://companyweb

All of the documentation I have found details putting it back onto an original 2003 SBS, I am guessing with exactly the same computer name. I cannot do this as exchange and everything else the customer uses is already running on the new server with the same name.

Can anyone point me in the right direction please? Once I have the MSDE up and running - how do I get to the documents stored within it?
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Sadly SharePoint embeds the computer names in the installation so you are correct you cannot do a full restore of the installation without using original names of computers.

I think this is the only technique that will work on the new server: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829113
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