SBS 2011 Exchange Database Use New Datbase as Default One


We had a server outage from a power kill. Upon restart the Exchange DB wouldn't mount. A new mailbox database was created to provide continuity of emails, whilst we tried to repair the situation.

As we now have a new mailbox database that isn't the default one, SBS is now "off plan" with SBS Console Add Users not working properly.

We no longer require the original one, and would like to use the new one in a way of getting SBS 2011 Console working again. Anyone know of the best way of doing this?


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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
You have to make a change to the registry to point the wizard at the correct place.


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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
I would also recommend using Kernel Data Recovery for Exchange Server to recover your mailboxes from the corrupt database. See the link below for the free download. This also is used offline so it does not affect Exchange while in production.

Kernel Data Recovery For Exchange Server

e-mattersAuthor Commented:

This has us with a working SBS Console now. I would ideally have liked to have been able to replace the existing corrupt one with the new live one going under the original "Mailbox Database" name. I don't like deviating away from standard SBS conventions.

Thanks too for the suggestion of the program for accessing the corrupt mailbox. We had no need for this as we restored from a backup.

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