We had our only domain controller suffer hardware failure and completely lost our Active Directory. After many days, we have AD reinstalled and are beginning reconstruction.
Our DC is server 2003 std. We have (had) an Exchange 2007 running on our network. Against "best practices" this server is also running other workloads. Since our "old" AD no longer exists, our Exchange services will not start. We also cannot run the "uninstall" procedure, as it routinely errors-out "cannot find Exchange server exchange.domain.com".
The prospect of even more downtime, offloading all data from this server, reinstalling from scratch, and reinstalling all of our other applications is too much for the IT team and management to bear. We are looking for a way to forcibly uninstall Exchange from the existing server so that we may reinstall it - or we are looking for a way to "repair" our Exchange installation for use with our new AD.
Thank you for any help.