We have a Hyper-v install with two guest vms - one DC and the other exchange 2013 (Sp1 CU13) - using server 2012 r2 (build 6900).
We are a small company with 10 users.
Due to a stupid mistake I have 'damaged' the essentials role on the DC and I cannot open the dashboard and the "Windows Server Essentials" services Email; Computer Backup; Management and Media Streaming will not start - I will raise this as a separate question.
I believe that I will need to recovery the system which I plan to do this weekend.
I have bare metal backups of the system; the guest servers separated and in their own VHD.
Can I just recover the DC vm from two days ago (leaving the exchange VM untouched) and basically restart the system.
This is to save me recovering lost emails if I recover the exchange server a few days.
If I'm obliged to recover both vms is there anything I can do now to ease the recovery of 3-4 days emails.