I have a bit of a curly one (like you haven’t heard THAT before!). I have a deceased Exchange server 2003 that is not only the first server in the organisation (2 sites/2 servers), but was also the first DC in the domain.
There is not decent full backup of this server (I contract to them and they are slack!). What I do have is a full copy of the origional MDBDATA directory from the dead server.
I have rebuilt a new server with a new name and IP Addres, DC Promo’d it (haveing seized the FSMO roled to another DC), and installed Exchange 2003 again.
My problem is that I have about 20 mailboxes on the old server and I Cannot:
A) Movethe mailboxes to the new server so have deleted them and re-created them on the new server.
B) Cannot move the OAB and other roles from the first server as it is no longer online and is now orpahned.
I have an old backup (about 2 weeks) of the old serer which I presume (the mother of all you know what’s) has the System State Data and definately have a full Exchange backup.
Any ideas. I am under the gun to have this fixed ASAP!!.
Thaknks for your assistance in Advance,
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