Monday 18 August 2008

Recovering an Exchange 2007 Server

So i'm recovering this Exchange Server in the Test Lab, and one thing that really bugs me is the fact that when using the /recoverserver switch (more info here:, Exchange is installed to the default location (%program files%\microsoft\exchange server).

I find this rather annoying as the install path is recorded on the Exchange Server object in the Configuration Container partition of AD.

When recovering a server however you can specify an alternate install directory. After /recoverserver use /t or /targetdir and specify the install directory.

Example: setup /m:recoverserver /t:"D:\Install\Exchange"

Oliver Moazzezi

MVP - Exchange Server