RE: DSAccess can't find domain controller

  • From: "George Duncanson" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 12:38:13 +0200

Kalpesh

All sorted now. I ran setup /domainprep and it found what it needed.
Thanks for your input.
cheers
George


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kalpesh Pitale" <kalpesh.pitale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 9:44 AM
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: DSAccess can't find domain controller


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> u mean at this time exchange users are not able to see GAL ??
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: George Duncanson [mailto:george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, 12 September 2002 5:31 PM
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> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: DSAccess can't find domain controller
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> Kalpesh.
> Thanks for the reply.
> The renamed DC was the Global catalog but I swapped the roles to another
DC
> before demoting renaming and repromoting. This seemed fine and worked for
a
> few weeks. I've also tried it setting 2 DC's as Global catalogs but no
luck
> here. I have also tried demoting another DC and promoting a different
> server. Again no joy. DsAccess lists the servers but as "not responding".
> I think it is a connection to global catalog problem. Any idea how to
> reconnect them?
> Thanks
> George
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kalpesh Pitale" <kalpesh.pitale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 4:31 AM
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: DSAccess can't find domain controller
>
>
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> The renamed DC was the only Global catalog server in your domain ??
>
> Can you have one more global catalog server ??
>
> Did you try demotind the renamed DC and readding to domain ??
>
> You may like to tell you some more things regarding this problem.
>
> Hope this helps !!
>
>
> Regards,
> Kalpesh Pitale.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: George Duncanson [mailto:george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, 12 September 2002 8:47 AM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] DSAccess can't find domain controller
>
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> I'd be extremely grateful for any thoughts on the following.
>
> Setup: win 2k sp2 Ex 2000 sp3 (was SP2 at the time of the grief. Hoped SP3
> would solve the problem. no chance!)
>
> Grief :  Numerous error messages in system and application logs but they
all
> seem to stem from DSAccess being unable to find a domain controller. I get
> event ID 2102 "All Domain controllers in use are not responding" I also
get:
> DSAccess will use the servers from the following list
> Domain Controllers:
>
> Global Catalog Servers:
>
> The configuration controller is set to <none>
>
> When I try to force DSAcccess to use a DC as a configuration controller,
> with the registry,  I'm told it can't be found in the Sites
container.(It's
> there!)
> Manually starting the Sytem attendent gives me "no errors but can't start"
>
> This leads on to Metabase failures (ID 1002 and 1004), Unknown Errors in
> exchange system (1005) etc.
> The system log shows that it starts the IFS but can't find the paths to
the
> m: drive which is not surprising as the store and attendent don't start.
> Ending with two fatal errors creating SSL credentials (ID 36871)
>
> One of the three DC's was renamed a few weeks ago but all was working
> perfectly until I went on holiday last week! 24 hours after I left I'm
told
> that things just stopped working for no good reason..........
>
> All else seems fine. AD replication, DNS etc. I've looked at numerous KB
> aricles and checked permissions and DNS etc to no avail. Obviously my
> exchange server has lost sight of my DC's (how?) and perhaps this is a
> win2000 problem but all else seems to be fine?
> Is reinstalling with /domainprep the best solution here? Am I missing
> something simple?
>
> Grateful for any help. My users are getting antsy without their mail (and
> not happy that I went on holiday!)
> Many thanks
> George
>
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