Running Exchange Setup in disaster recovery restores the system
configuration and services that Exchange installed originally. Once
the configuration is restored, you can recover databases.
To run Exchange Setup in disaster recovery mode:
Verify the Exchange 2000 CD is in the CD-ROM drive.
On the Start menu, point to Run.
On the Start dialog box, in Open, type
CD:\Setup\I386\Setup\DisasterRecovery, where CD: is
the name of your CD-ROM drive.
In the Exchange 2000 Setup Wizard, you must select every
component that was originally installed on the computer to the
action Disaster Recovery. If originally installed components are
not selected for Disaster Recovery, then you must manually select
Important You must install Exchange 2000 to
the same drive and directory that it was installed to on the
During disaster recovery, a dialog box will inform you that you
cannot restore Exchange 2000 unless Active Directory still contains
a server object for the server being restored. Use Exchange System
Manager to verify that the server object still exists for the
server you are restoring. If the server object does not exist, the
recovery process will not succeed.