Exchange 2003 Rebuild Disaster....
We're upgrading our server from a raid 1 to a raid 5 with larger hard drives finally. Doing so, we had to replace the onboard raid controller. So far, no problems.
I created an image of GEORGE (the server) with the hopes that i could just pop in the new hardware and zap the image onto the newly upgraded machine thinking that raid happends behind the scenes of the OS and the image should take just fine.... Theory and logic sometimes gets the best of me.:doh: failed.
No problem I say to myself, I'll rebuild the server with the same name and ip, I'll import the database and in a ew hours we'll be up and running... :doh: failed.
I removed GEORGE from AD and did a i386/setup /disasterrecovery and it acted as though it installed just fine. But when I go to System Manager (the Exchange manager) I cannot connect to GEORGE. "You can not connect to GEORGE, check all your connections and try again... " What???
What do I need to disable, remove or destroy so I can put this exchange server back online (with the same name).
It's now been 24hrs with no Email for the Admin office, and they are officially holding my paycheck hostage.