Windows Server restore with Exchange

batwaz6 21 Reputation points
2021-11-19T13:35:49.067+00:00

Hi,

May I ask for help or advise. We have one old virtual Win SBS 2008 as DC with Exchange. We have found some bad cofiguration and have to restore it. Is it possible to restore only VHD with system and replace the current on VM? Can we let other drives with Exch databases and file shares be the same?

Thank you.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2021-11-19T14:03:09.613+00:00

    If you have the VHD you can create a new virtual machine then when you get to step Connect Virtual Hard Disk choose Use an existing and point to the 2008 VHD

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  2. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2021-11-19T14:54:04.053+00:00

    Is it possible without any harm on DC and Exchange?

    So I spoke to the restore methods you asked about. These new questions should be asked here,
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/topics/46438/windows-server-essentials.html
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/topics/46490/office-exchange-server-administration.html

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