Restore Exchange 2003 SBS

Posted on 2011-10-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a 2003 SBS server that has corrupted Active directory and only boots to active directory restore mode.
I am the stage where I only need access to the Exchange database from outlook to pull out some information.
I have backukps of system state and exchange from Vertias 10d, but vertias does not work in Active Directory restore mode, I have worked with Symantec support on this and I do not want to spend any more time trying to get it to work in ADRM.
What is the quickest way to pull this data out?
Question by:ie0
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    For free, proceed with the AD restore first and get the server booted.  You may need to restore Exchange databases also, but I would try the AD system state restore first to see if that get's the system working.

    There are commercial programs that can extract the mailboxes from the actual Exchange database files (.edb .stm) and export them to a PST file(s) - normally 1 PST file per mailbox

    Ontrack Powecontrols is one program.  there are some cheaper prices ones also

    here are a couple from a quick search.  I have used PowerControls with good results, the others should work the same way.

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