Solved

single server exchange restarting continuously

Posted on 2014-09-05
9
177 Views
Last Modified: 2014-09-13
One of my client restarted his exchange 2007 in which domain controller also installed.
Now it's kepps restarting.  Windows 2008 with dc installed. I don't know where to start with.
Even safe also I cannot login. Tried all the possible ways to login with ni luck.

Any advise highly appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:-MAS
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Neil Russell
ID: 40305485
Have you tried to start the server in Active Directory Restore mode, as you said it is also a DC.
For future reference NEVER install exchange on a domain controller, it is very bad practice.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:MIRSYS
ID: 40305486
Do you mean it is stuck in a reboot loop?
If so you should disable restart on blue screen , press F8 during startup and select disable automatic restart on system failure.

You are probably getting a bsod. From there we can continue.
0
 
LVL 25

Author Comment

by:-MAS
ID: 40305551
It shows black screen with mouse cursor and restart after sometime.
Client doesn't have AD restore password as well
0
Webinar: Aligning, Automating, Winning

Join Dan Russo, Senior Manager of Operations Intelligence, for an in-depth discussion on how Dealertrack, leading provider of integrated digital solutions for the automotive industry, transformed their DevOps processes to increase collaboration and move with greater velocity.

 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Neil Russell
ID: 40305553
But they have a reliable backup of everything of course?
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:MIRSYS
ID: 40305555
and do you have a ctrl-alt-del option?
Also did the client reboot it during updates or?
0
 
LVL 25

Author Comment

by:-MAS
ID: 40305604
I cannot see even CTL-ALT-DEL
Also no updates was running

Client have only a backup of 9th August
0
 
LVL 25

Author Comment

by:-MAS
ID: 40305772
I logged in to AD restore mode.
But it is not booting as normal. Seems like there is some issue with C drive array.
I have 2 Arrays 1 for C drive n 1 for drive(database drive)

The last successful backup  of the full server (using windows backup) is on  9th August.
What are the available option to try
0
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
-MAS earned 0 total points
ID: 40310635
There was a problem with C drive Array.
I deleted the array, recreated Array of C drive and restored only C drive from the backup.
0
 
LVL 25

Author Closing Comment

by:-MAS
ID: 40320653
Thanks to all, I select only my comment as solution as it may help others to find the answer quickly
0

Featured Post

PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Auditing domain password hashes is a commonly overlooked but critical requirement to ensuring secure passwords practices are followed. Methods exist to extract hashes directly for a live domain however this article describes a process to extract u…
Unified and professional email signatures help maintain a consistent company brand image to the outside world. This article shows how to create an email signature in Exchange Server 2010 using a transport rule and how to overcome native limitations …
In this Micro Video tutorial you will learn the basics about Database Availability Groups and How to configure one using a live Exchange Server Environment. The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability grou…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

710 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