Email setup Small Business Standard 2011 and other issues.
Posted on 2012-12-27
I am rebuilding an SBS 2011 machine that failed. Active Directory took a dive, emails, everything. Backups are essentially useless. I intend to give the backups a try after the reinstall but I'm not hopefull.
So, here are my questions:
1) As this was a retail location I couldn't rebuild the server during the Christmas season. So, emails for all accounts were setup on Godaddy with IMAP. All phones are now receiving emails through this account. Can I set up this rebuild to download the messages from Godaddy with IMAP? I'm thinking 'no' but I'm hopeful this can be done. If not, is there an alternative that would accomplish this same thing? I want to be able to keep the phones getting their emails, but as it is we aren't getting calendars (which of course would be solved with Exchange.)
2) Assuming that the backups are not going to be useful, I have a POS that has proprietary settings and programs that were associated with an AD account in the old domain. If I add the user with the same name and add the computer to the new domain, can I log into the new domain with the same credentials used in the old domain? Unfortunately because of this proprietary software, backing up the profile and restoring them under a different profile won't work.
Thanks in advance!