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What is the best way to restore a failed Exchange Server. The C, and D volume of the server are intact. The data and database is intact, however the hardware is failed. What is the best method for restoring the exchange server back to functionality using same server name, etc.
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Also you can run the /m:RecoverServer setup:

Setup /m:RecoverServer

For that here is MS KB: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd876880%28v=exchg.141%29.aspx
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since you still have the database disks as you say reinstall windows with the same version and SP level as the old one name it as the old server name was

install exchange in RecoverServer mode (read this it still applies to 2010 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998656.aspx)

after you do this all config will be restored from AD, just remap drive D: to the same drive letter as it was and all should be up and running
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Thank you, this was the best scenario. We followed this option through to a new VM, and worked wonderful. Thank you
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