How do I recover an orphaned Exchange 2003 Public EDB to Exchange 2007?

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Hi, 10 days ago I lost my c: drive on an SBS 2003 system. As I was in for a Server rebuild, I decided to rebuild with SBS 2008 (possibly a rash decision!) I have successfully recovered our 2 main mailboxes (we are a small business!), and therefore everything we need from the Private EDB, by copying local OST data to PST files and then back onto client machines now attached to the new SBS 2008 domain. However, I have not worked out the best, quickest and cheapest method to recover our historic data which is still intact in a backup of the Public EDB (I have a backup of the whole MDBDATA folder). The SBS 2008 machine has the same machine name and domain name as the previous SBS 2003 machine (again, maybe this wasn't a good idea!) I also have access to an old SBS 2003 machine with a different machine and domain name to the new SBS 2008 and therefore machine and domain names on this old machine do not match the machine and domain name of the system the Public Exchange data lived on before it crashed. Therefore, I'm not sure I can make use of it. A tool on Exchange 2007 tells me that the Public EDB I am trying to recover is in a dirty state, but also advises that this is not a problem, merely a flag indicating an unclean shutdown. As Exchange 2007 is already able to look into this file, is there a simple way to just mount my old Public EDB in the Exchange 2007? If not, what other methods can anyone recommend to recover my orphaned Exchange 2003 Public EDB onto Exchange 2007.

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