Running a Disaster Recovery Setup

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SUMMARY
For the following reasons, you may use a disaster recovery setup by running the command, setup.exe /disasterrecovery:
  • If the Bin folder has been deleted accidentally.
  • If the MSExchange registry keys are deleted and there is no backup available of the registry.
For a successful disaster recovery, you must be sure to choose the same components for disaster recovery that are installed on the server you want to recover.
MORE INFORMATION
  • Make sure there is a valid backup of the databases.
  • You must mount the stores after you restart the server.
  • The disaster recovery setup replaces the directory hierarchy and the registry keys without re-adding the information to Active Directory.
Note If you are running Exchange Server in a cluster, you cannot perform a setup by using the /disasterrecovery switch. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
323016 XADM: Setup with disasterrecovery does not work on a clustered Exchange 2000 Server
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Article ID: 257415 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 19:07:53 - Revision: 4.4

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition, Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition

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