I am in USN rollback hell - please assist if you can.I have learned my lesson, I sould have read so

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by MMJII, May 14, 2007.

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    MMJII Guest

    Hello All,
    I was performing a drive image restore .... I should have looked a little
    further, and I would have seen the warninigs, but I did not :-( and it is
    what is is "USN rollback hell, and now need any ideas you can offer.

    I have read the KB articles on getting out of this delema.
    If I understand if properly
    1. Transfer the FSMO roles from my 2K3 SBS to another server in the domain
    (2K3 Ent. Edt.)
    2. Demote the 2K3 SBS server ( I don't know if this is possible since it has
    to be the forrest root server)
    3. clean up metadata on 2K3 Ent Edt. server.
    Then can I promote the 2K3 SBS server back to the FSMO server?

    1. re-install 2K3 SBS and dump back up tape.

    Thanks for any ideas, or thoughts.
    MMJII, May 14, 2007
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    Binu Kumar Guest

    Yes you may do that way...
    Trasffer all the roles from SBS 2003 to the Ent server.. and even make that
    a GC.
    Do a dcpromo on the SBS 2003 Box
    If the entries are removed automtically from the 2003 Ent server then thats
    good, other wise do a metadata cleanup on the Windows 2003 Ent Server

    There is a article which will help you a lot :-
    Binu Kumar, May 15, 2007
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    MMJII Guest

    Thanks for your time & help.
    I will attempt & let you know how it turns out
    Again many thanks.
    MMJII, May 15, 2007
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    MMJII Guest

    One more question, should I have the 2K3 SBS in directory sevices restore
    mode, or regular boot up when performing the FSMO transfer, and demotion of
    the SBS server?
    MMJII, May 15, 2007
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    Binu Kumar Guest

    Regular Mode...

    Binu Kumar (MSFT)
    SBS 2000/2003
    Microsoft ( PSS )

    Binu Kumar, May 15, 2007
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    MMJII Guest

    I have performed the steps, and I have some ggod news. The 2K3 SBS is now
    the FSMO & GC holder. Accounts can auth thru it also.
    Unfortunately I am getting Event ID 9157 when Exchg Sys attendant trys to
    start it stays in the "starting" state.
    I read some articles on the event and I do not see the 2 exchange groups
    that the computer should be a member of. Any ideas out of this one?

    I also am having issues with WSUS that was insatlled on the server.
    MMJII, May 18, 2007
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    MMJII Guest

    I figured out what was the problem with Exchange. The server was not in the
    "Exchg Domain servers" group
    As soon as i put it there all was well.
    Thanks again for your assistance.
    MMJII, May 20, 2007
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