Despite our care and attention, despite our best efforts to design the perfect Exchange server environment, something will inevitably go wrong at some point. Whether it’s an unintended configuration setting, faulty hardware, a change to a dependency, or—gasp—a bug in the product, something invariably happens to cause problems for end users and ultimately for us, the administrators.
So what do you do when the lights go out on the Exchange server, figuratively speaking? The goal of this chapter is to outline tried-and-true strategies for recovering an Exchange server as quickly as possible.
In this chapter, you will learn to: