Exchange server up in smoke
I came into work yesterday to find that the Exchange 2003 server had moved onto a better place.
This does however mean that I now need to put in a new exchange server, here is the scenario:
Exchange data is non reoverable from the drives ( only 2 were in this server and they were RAID 0 Stripped) as they were to badly damaged.
Turns out that Exchange backups were being done to the exchange server and then moved off one a week (yeah I know) but also the exchange backups are faulty so not able to recover from those either.
I am able to recover the the senior management mailboxes as they have local cached copies on thier PC's for which I have a tool to export so not all bad.
What do I need to do with AD in order to prepare it for this new server?
AD will still think mailboxes are linked to users, how are these removed so new ones can be created on the new exchange server?
Any other gotchas that I need to look out for?
I am by no means an exchange expert so any pointers would be great.
I have a new server coming in today and will be building it up with server 2003 R2 in preperation for exchange tomorrow.