How to re-create STM File in Exchange 2000/2003

This knowledgebase provide information how to re-create the *.STM file in case you don’t have a valid backup

Run eseutil /p /createstm command to create of the *.STM file:
 
            If the private mailbox store *.STM file may need to recreate, please use the following command:
 
            eseutil /p /createstm "C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA\priv1.edb"
 
       If the public store *.STM file may need to recreate, please use the following command:
 
      eseutil /p /createstm "C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA\pub1.edb"

1. Stop any antivirus software on the server.
 
2. Stop "Microsoft Exchange System Attendant" service.
 
     Note: This stage prevent from users to use the server.
 
3.  Go to "Start" -> "Run" and write "Regedit" and press on "Enter" button.
 
4. Navigate to:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeIS\VirusScan]
 
    In the right side of the screen change the value of "Enable" from 1 to 0.
 
5. Run eseutil /mh command to verity the need to recreate of the *.STM file:
 
       eseutil /mh "C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA\priv1.edb"

       eseutil /mh "C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA\pub1.edb"

    Note: If the *.EDB files reside in other locations, you may need to change the path to this files in eseutil /mh sentence.
 
6. Run eseutil /p /createstm command to create of the *.STM file:
 
            If the private mailbox store *.STM file may need to recreate, please use the following command:
 
            eseutil /p /createstm "C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA\priv1.edb"
 
       If the public store *.STM file may need to recreate, please use the following command:
 
      eseutil /p /createstm "C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA\pub1.edb"
 
7. Go to "Start" -> "Run" and write "Regedit" and press on "Enter" button.
 
8. Navigate to:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeIS\VirusScan]
 
    In the right side of the screen change the value of "Enable" from 0 to 1.
 
9. Start "Microsoft Exchange System Attendant" service.
 
10. Open Exchange "System Manager". Navigate to the problematic mailbox store/Public store.
 
11. Run "mailbox cleanup agent" on each mailbox store and choose "reconnect all mailboxes".
 
12. Optional: Open the problematic mailbox store/Public store, right click on the mailbox store/Public store and choose "properties".
         Press on "Database" tab and mark the checkbox "This database can be overwritten by a restore".
 
13. Mount the mailbox store/Public store.

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