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Emergency ! Need help with Server Restore

  1. #1


    Brandan Guest

    Emergency ! Need help with Server Restore

    Hi,

    Have a Windows 2003 SBS R2 Server which after poor advice from HP The RAID
    Failed and I have no Data on the Drives. Under HP recommendation I had to
    recreate a New logical Drive which has left me with no data. I have a
    Microsoft Backup but unsure how to do a complete restore. I have started to
    install Windows and think I then do a restore with MS Backup but unsure and
    was hoping someone could advise. It's now 18:18 and I'm going to be stuck
    here for a while !

    Anyones help would be very welcomed !!

    Thanks
    Brandan

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  2. #2


    Brandan Guest

    Re: Emergency ! Need help with Server Restore

    Thanks for your input guys.

    I followed a eariler post on the restore which seems to have worked so far.
    However the workstations can not pick up the DHCP server. The Server shows
    that it is running and I have tried deleting the scope and creating a new one
    but to no avail.

    There is no other DHCP server on the network. I also tried running the
    internet connection wizard. The server connects to the internet OK.

    So I'm a little stuck

    "Al Williams" wrote:

    > From Technet:
    >
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx
    >
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx
    >
    > --
    > Allan Williams
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Colin wrote:

    > > Hi Brandan,
    > >
    > > Create the same size partitions you had before the server was wiped.
    > > Run the first SBS install CD. Do not continue with the SBS setup once
    > > Windows Server 2003 is installed. Bring Windows Server 2003 up to
    > > Service Pack level it was before the wipe (should be SP2 if you've
    > > kept it up to date). Now run the restore wizard using your last
    > > backup and you should be good to go.
    > >
    > > Regards Colin.
    > >
    > > "Brandan" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Hi,
    > >>
    > >> Have a Windows 2003 SBS R2 Server which after poor advice from HP
    > >> The RAID Failed and I have no Data on the Drives. Under HP
    > >> recommendation I had to recreate a New logical Drive which has left
    > >> me with no data. I have a Microsoft Backup but unsure how to do a
    > >> complete restore. I have started to install Windows and think I
    > >> then do a restore with MS Backup but unsure and was hoping someone
    > >> could advise. It's now 18:18 and I'm going to be stuck here for a
    > >> while !
    > >>
    > >> Anyones help would be very welcomed !!
    > >>
    > >> Thanks
    > >> Brandan
    >
    >
    > .
    >

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  3. #3


    Robbin Meng [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Emergency ! Need help with Server Restore


    Hello Brandan,

    Thanks for your post and others' input. I am not sure what "earlier post" you followed to restore the SBS server, but good to hear the server works so far.

    Have you checked the network connection status on the workstations? Type "IPconfig /all" and check every items for detailed information. If not, test Ping SBS server from workstations. If possible,
    please try to remove one of the problematic workstations from server and disjoin it from SBS domain, then rejoin SBS domain using Connect Computer Wizard again.

    Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Best Practices Analyzer
    <http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3874527a-de19-49bb-800f-352f3b6f2922>

    Hope this helps.



    Best regards,
    Robbin Meng(MSFT)
    Microsoft Online Newsgroup Support



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