Complete Recover of Exchange 2010

We completely LOST our 2010 Exchange server. We need to reinstall a new machine . . .and reconfigure.
What are the steps?

I read this:

Not sure accurate.
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Amit KumarCommented:
Article you are following is correct, please follow it you will be able to recover your server successfuly.
Starquest321Author Commented:
My question: At which step does it ask for to point to the backup?
Starquest321Author Commented:
The following server roles will be recovered
Can't specify installation mode because no Exchange Server is installed on this
 machine. Install Exchange Server.
Server is not found in Active Directory. Server must be present in Active
 Directory to recover.

Exchange Server setup encountered an error.
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Amit KumarCommented:
Did you delete Exchange computer name from AD?

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Starquest321Author Commented:
No . .. I reset the account as required.
Amit KumarCommented:
please post logs here, it may help us to understand it better
Starquest321Author Commented:
How do I get logs?
Starquest321Author Commented:
Also should I install Exchange first like normal and then try to restore?
Amit KumarCommented:
No once you are done with installing all pre-requisites. and run /m:recoverserver
Starquest321Author Commented:
I am encountering many errors. I want to understand the concept: I have a complete backup of the store which runs nightly. This backup was made using the Windows Server Backup and consists of the mailboxes and public folders. Can I install Exchange as normal and then restore the database into the new Install?
Amit KumarCommented:
If you have backups then you will have to prepare same mailbox server infra like if you had DAG or clustered services then prepare in the same as previous. Also it should be in same Exchange Administrative group. Then you will be able to restore your mailbox database.
Marshal HubsEmail ConsultantCommented:
Firstly, you need to prepare the same Exchange Infrastructure as it was in your lost Exchange 2010, then restore the mailboxes from the backup and mount them in your newly set up Exchange 2010.
Starquest321Author Commented:
Can you outline exact steps?
Starquest321Author Commented:
The main issues I am facing is that I cannot create the same environment. I tried everything and the latest was to really start over:

1. Delete the computer from AD
2. Reinstall OS
3. Reinstall Exchange . .

When I come to step 3 it tells me that I must use /m:serverrecover switch and that a "normal" install is not possible.

So how can I completely start over to do the restore?
Amit KumarCommented:
it means you still have AD entries.

I will recommend log a case in MS if this is your production. not to do more RnD.
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