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How do I restore exchange 2010 after accidental deletion of container in ADSIedit

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Hello,
I was attempting to remove the vestiges of a an exchange server 2003 using ADSIedit and I stupidly have deleted the wrong container which I think contained pretty much everything important related to exchange 2010.

It was with the Microsoft exchange container indicated in the attached screenshot.

Now I can't initialize the exchange management console or shell.

This is a Win SBS 2011 setup.

How do I roll back this change or reinstall whatever it is I have deleted?

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!

Thank-you

David HS
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Exchange_ImranCommented:
Hi,

If you have System State backup then restore it to get the deleted container from Adsiedit.msc
that is the most possible solution.

However ldp.exe tool will restore Active Directory Objects and I am not sure whether it will restore the whole container.

The best solution would be restore it from a previous system state backup, if it a production environment then ideally you will atleast have one system state backup.

Regards
Imran Shariff
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DRHSAuthor Commented:
Hi,
thank-you for your helpful advice.  The container was not restorable (not visible) with the ldp.exe tool.  I performed a system state restore as suggested which has resolved the problem.  (I will be more careful in the future).
David HS
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DRHSAuthor Commented:
Thanks for prompt and useful help.
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Exchange_ImranCommented:
Happy to hear that the issue is resolved,You are most welcome,


Regards
Imran Shariff
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