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rebuilding Win2k3/Exch2k3 server

By quintar51 ·
Hi all,

Wanted some feedback about rebuilding a server. This is a test server, which will now be running on a different PC. There is only 1 DC, which also runs a website and is an email server, Exch2k3 (I'm aware that this isn't an ideal setup).

I now want to take the server offline and move everything to a new PC. So, here's what I did:

- Backed up the system state.
- Backed up the Exchange Information Store (online backup)
- Backed up the IIS metabase and the web folder.

Here are the steps I will take on the new PC:

- Install Win2k3 SP1.
- Install all security updates.
- DCPromo to the same domain name as I have now.
- Install and configure IIS.
- Install Exchange 2k3 SP1.
- Restore the system state using an authoritative restore.
- Restore the IIS web folder and metabase.
- Restore the Exchange Information Store.

I wanted to get some opinions regarding this procedure, to see whether I'm missing a step.

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