Complete Windows 2008 domain w/o Exchange Reinstall
Posted on 2013-06-13
I'm working with a small windows 2008 32 bit domain with four workstations. The network has been compromised by a hacker. I've manually copied all user docs from the server to an external USB drive along with their one database app and I've screen printed all settings,
We just installed a new TZ205 firewall.
My plan is to reformat the server and all four workstations, install Windows 2008 R2/64 on the server and XP back on the 4 pc's, manually recreate the user accounts, create their login scripts, shared folders, copy their docs back in and get them clean again. I will be installing SEP 12.1.2 and it's manager.
The workstations all use Outlook with PST files and get mail from pop3 accounts on the web.
I have the following questions:
1. What's the best and surest way to backup everything (PST/NK2/Contacts) in Outlook and perform a restore on an XP box?
2. Since AD has been hacked, I'm not sure what is clean so I want to totally reinstall the server. Any suggestions other than what I've already stated to make the restore clean and quick? I have a Backup Exec backup, but I'm sure some of it has been hacked and I'm not sure what can be restored safely.