Category Archives: MS Exchange 2003

Repairing exchange 2003 database

After a hardware crash, use the following to understand the state of the database and the log files; from the MDBDATA directory

cd “c:\program files\exchsrvr\mdbdata”

..\bin\eseutil /mh priv1.edb

..\bin\eseutil /ml E00.log

Then fix the problem

To Recover (play the transactions logs into the database)

..\bin\eseutil /R E00

To restore after recovering from an online backup

../bin/eseutil /CC “d:\temp\First Storage Group”

To Repair (if you don’t need to go back to a online backup, but the recover isn’t working)

..\bin\eseutil /p priv1.edb /spriv1.stm /ttemp.edb

then check the fix

../bin/eseutil /mh priv1.edb

defrag the databases
“C:\program files\exchsrvr\bin\eseutil” /d “c:\program files\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb”
“C:\program files\exchsrvr\bin\eseutil” /d “c:\program files\exchsrvr\mdbdata\pub1.edb”

..\bin\isinteg -s eagle -fix -test alltests

Renewing Exchange Certificate

Generate the certificate request from IIS, website “directory security” property page and save locally

Use to renew the certificate and the following if your personal cert has expired

  • create new account on; validate it via the return on email
  • install and backup the personal certificate on Chrome
  • use the “validations wizard” to validate the domain
  • validate it again via the return email
  • start the certificate wizard for the domain, skip the step to create another personal certificate
  • paste in the previously extracted certificate renewal
  • accept the root domain name; and then set to “mail” as the subdomain
  • save the new certificate as ssl.cer
  • re-import into IIS property pages for the website and view certificate to ensure it’s valid

use start, run certmgr.msc if there are certificate chain issues to help resolve