Here is an interesting scenario that I'm going to be dealing with:
- A single server hosting an Active Directory domain and an Exchange 2003 server, with several dozen mailboxes. (yes I realize this was a bad idea to begin with)
- The Exchange Server Information Store has been backed up using NTBACKUP.
- The server has had an unrecoverable crash, so the domain and Exchange installation are now gone.
I'm not really concerned with getting the environment back to how it was before. All I want to accomplish is exporting the mailboxes from the most recent Information Store backup.
Is it possible to rebuild a domain, reinstall Exchange, and "restore" the mailboxes for the single purpose of exporting them?