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ISS and OWA Damaged on Exchange 2007 Server

I had a really nasty crash on my Exchange 2007 server the other day.
Here is the Technet "Disaster Recovery Procedures" to help you fix a crash:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998890(EXCHG.80).aspx

I was able to use the recovery tools to fix the databases, but OWA and IIS were toast.
You can recover your database with Eseutil /R (Recovery Mode).
See help here:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123479(EXCHG.80).aspx

One of my first issues was to repair WMI. That worked fine, but then IIS was still damaged.
Here is a batch script that i found that fixes that:

net stop winmgmt
c:
cd %windir%\system32\wbem
rd /S /Q
repository
regsvr32 /s %systemroot%\system32\scecli.dll
regsvr32 /s
%systemroot%\system32\userenv.dll
mofcomp cimwin32.mof
mofcomp
cimwin32.mfl
mofcomp rsop.mof
mofcomp rsop.mfl
for /f %%s in (’dir /b
/s *.dll’) do regsvr32 /s %%s
for /f %%s in (’dir /b *.mof’) do mofcomp
%%s
for /f %%s in (’dir /b *.mfl’) do mofcomp %%s
mofcomp
-n:root\cimv2\applications\exchange wbemc…

Outlook 2007 SP1 will not work with a new user. Reading pane is blank and outlook locks up.

Problem:
Outlook 2007 SP1 will not work with a new user. Reading pane is blank and outlook locks up.

Solution:
When you open Outlook for a new user, it hides the dialog box to enter your initials (this only affects new users), so just open up Word, or Excel, and enter in the person's initials in that dialog box that you get there. Now Outlook should work. If the reading pane will still not display, just close Outlook (you'll probably have to kill the process in task manager) and re-open.