exchange server died and it was my only catalog server

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Joey Sanchez, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. Joey Sanchez

    Joey Sanchez Guest


    My problem is that my Exchange 2003 server
    crashed and I will not be able to resurrect it (h.d.
    died). This Exchange server was not only an Exchange
    server but it was also a global catalog server - the only
    catalog server in my single domain a.d. network. My
    network is still functional because of my other domain
    controller but, my first issue is this, and, that is I am
    not able to properly create new accounts because there is
    no catalog server to verify unique account names. It
    seems like I am currently running without a global
    catalog server. Now my other issue is rebuilding my
    Exchange server, how exactly do I re-integrate a new
    machine with M.s. Server 2003 & Exchange into my
    handicapped network? Do I need to re-run the
    utitilities, i.e. sysprep, domain prep &/or forest prep?
    What do I do? What can I do? This is what I'm thinking
    make my current and only domain server a global catalog
    server. Let it settle and then test it by creating an
    account without receiving an error. Then buy a new
    server install server 2003 add it into the domain and
    then re-install Exchange Server 2003 and hopefully not
    crash or damage the network anymore than what it is. Oh
    yeah, and hopefully the new Exchange server integrates
    seamlessly into the network. FYI: I don't have Exchange
    backups, so, I do know that I will have to re-create the
    Exchange environment. Any help will be greatly

    Joey Sanchez, Jul 2, 2004
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  2. I would suggest you to use any Exchange EDB recovery tool. One such reliable utility is Stellar Exchange Recovery Tool.
    yogita.stellar, Mar 21, 2013
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