Exchange 2003 Application Startup / Shutdown

Below are the commands to include in “Shutdown” & “Startup” batch files. These commands will fully shutdown / startup all Exchange 2003 services cleanly and in the correct order. These files are useful in a number of situations, particularly; 1. Pre server shutdown: Windows Server is not very good (OK, it’s terrible!) at managing these

Exchange (2003) & Windows (2003) Full Recovery from “Cold” Backup

Having just successfully completed a “worst case” email data restore / recovery from Exchange 2003 backup, I feel it would be useful to pull all the sources of info I used to do this together into one concise guide, for anyone who ever needs to do likewise! Scenario: Total loss of Exchange 2003 email server.