I have also run into the same situation. I am an IT consultant in Boston.
I have taken on a new company who have a serious AD issue. Their previous
tech, atempted a Mail migration where the 1 and only DC was a running
Exchange 2k. Well he ran dcpromo first before migrating the mail. Not
really the step I would take! Well the real problem is that there are no
backups, or else I would have done that. Is there any way to upgrade or use
a restore the AD using the sysvol info that may still exist. I have also
heard that you can copy off the exchange databases. reestablish an exchange
server and import the databases. The mailboxes will show up as unasigned.
then you could export the mail. Does anyone have any experience with such a
number of silly mistakes.
> I'v demoted my Active Directory that had Exchange Server
> Enterprise 2000. And now I CANNOT use Exchange server!!!
> How do I connect my new PDC (Windows 2000) to this
> Exchange server??? or vice versa? I thought this will be
> a pretty straight-forward process, but BOY AM I WRONG~~
> MANY thanks for any help.