Exchange server crashed....before any data transfered....how to proceed?
Posted on 2012-08-13
Got a new server and installed 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010. Server started acting crazy and network ports stopped working. Got motherboard replaced and all was well....for about 4 hours. Server would just power off. Told HP to give me a new sever which will be here tomorrow. I don't trust the Windows install 100% after so many hard power cycles so I wondering how I should handle it.
No data was ever transferred into Exchange. I only set up send/receive connectors and a few other things. Was going to do the heavy lifting after-hours.
Figure I need to either try and uninstall Exchange 2010 from failed server, remove from domain, install new server or scrap everything, install everything from scratch. Or would I do a DR install of Exchange 2010?
Appreciate any input.