Solved

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

Posted on 2013-11-09
4
665 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-10
ADSIedit screenshot
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
0
Comment
Question by:DRHS
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Exchange_Imran earned 500 total points
ID: 39635793
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:DRHS
ID: 39636436
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
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:DRHS
ID: 39636438
Thanks for prompt and useful help.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Exchange_Imran
ID: 39636651
Happy to hear that the issue is resolved,You are most welcome,


Regards
Imran Shariff
0

Featured Post

Shouldn't all users have the same email signature?

You wouldn't let your users design their own business cards, would you? So, why do you let them design their own email signatures? Think of the damage they could be doing to your brand reputation! Choose the easy way to manage set up and add email signatures for all users.

Join & Write a Comment

Easy CSR creation in Exchange 2007,2010 and 2013
This article explains in simple steps how to renew expiring Exchange Server Internal Transport Certificate.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…

757 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now