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  • How to reinstall Exchange 2007

    ok...long story short, I have a SBS2008 box that we've recovered from a RAID failure. Everything is great, except the client didn't backup Exchange (missed that little tick mark in the selections). So, now I have a working Exchange server with no databases (well...working in that it THINKS it has databases, but it doesn't...the files are gone and never coming back).

    To fix this, I just need to do a 'clean' install of Exchange and start the client from scratch. The problem is that I can't get Exchange to uninstall because I get the errors that I need to disable-mailbox and move the Offline Address book before I uninstall (and it won't let me go any further).

    Since I have no Database, I just want exchange fully removed from my system. Then I'll reinstall clean. But I can't get it to remove, because the system thinks it still has a database that I haven't cleaned out yet.

    Any takers?

    Thanks!

    lj

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    Re: How to reinstall Exchange 2007

    Why not save yourself a lot of trouble and just create a new mailbox database?

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    • #3
      Re: How to reinstall Exchange 2007

      Well, I attempted that, but ended up getting several 'permissions' type errors. Basically just looked like the restore was trashed, so I was hoping (since it was all new anyway) to just start with a fresh install.

      thanks for the idea!

      lj

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      • #4
        Re: How to reinstall Exchange 2007

        Have you tried running the BPA (Best Practices Analyzer) for Exchange for suggestions?
        TIA

        Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
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