I've had a customers server die, (running sbs 2003) we have a full backup of exchange taken using Backup Assist which uses the NT Backup Engine. I have built another server with the same hardware and software specs. I'm read that you have to restore the system state first to then be able to restore the public folders and gain access to them. I've gone into Active Directory Restore Mode and restored the System State using NT Backup and then rebooted and the server now blue screens and reboots over and over again before getting into Windows. My question is what is the best way to restore the public folders, I need to get the information out then into a new mailbox. Do i need to go through the hassle of building an identical server and restoring system state first or is there another way?
Any Help highly appreciated