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By dchoe ·
also when trying to reinstall exchange, it just hangs. any suggestions? Can i uninstall exchange and will it save my mailboxes if i uninstall exchange for a last resort?

Thank,
Daniel

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by Ewai In reply to Exchange locking up when ...

Have you tried stopping all the services - MTA etc - manually before doing the installs? Also, and obvious one, but do you have virus protection running? If so stop it for the duration of the install.

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by dchoe In reply to Exchange locking up when ...

I tried stopping the service and installed service packs on it. Still not working. It hangs when trying to install internet service, and when I try to reinstall it also hangs at the part where it say "setup is making sure the system is ready for installation" if unistall will it remove the mailboxes?

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by tony.colgrove In reply to Exchange locking up when ...

In services set the MS Exchange services to disabled, and reboot. After the reboot you can safely make a copy of dir.edb, priv.edb and pub.edb.
Uninstall Exchange. Re-Install Exchange, making sure to user the same Service Account, Organization Name, and Site Name. Don't start the services.
Copy back your three files. Start the SA and Directory service. Run isinteg -patch. Start the remaining services.
Apply Service Pack 4.

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by jim.stephens In reply to Exchange locking up when ...

Hi Dan...There are a number of issues that you may be dealing with here. If you are simply reinstalling the .edb's, that could be problematic...Take into account the integrity of the 3 edb's ...priv, pub, and dir.edb...
Do an eseutil check on all databases then make sure you read up on the logs that are necessary for interactivity...
Be very carefull though...read this bat file and know what it is doing...

I run this bat file after i run eseutil from c:\winnt\system32.

rem defrag the priv.edb,pub.edb, and dir.edb files
del c:\winnt\system32\edb.chk c:\exchsrvr\dsadata
del c:\winnt\system32\edb.log c:\exchsrvr\dsadata
del c:\winnt\system32\res1.log c:\exchsrvr\dsadata
del c:\winnt\system32\res2.log c:\exchsrvr\dsadata
move c:\winnt\system32\edb.chk c:\exchsrvr\dsadata
move c:\winnt\system32\edb.log c:\exchsrvr\dsadata
move c:\winnt\system32\res1.log c:\exchsrvr\dsadata
move c:\winnt\system32\res2.log c:\exchsrvr\dsadata

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