RE: Disaster Recovery Exchange 2K with Win2K AD

Thanks Al!!

I will answer with an example of my problem:
If I run the AD tools locally on the server, I can add users, groups and 
computers.
But when I tried to access these objects from a client, by example set NTFS 
permissions on a share, I can´t get the users list from the domain controller.

I'm afraid that is something wrong with the PDC emulator role.
So, I can´t add domain controllers.

Daniel

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mulnick, Al [mailto:Al.Mulnick@xxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 15:23
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Disaster Recovery Exchange 2K 
> with Win2K AD
> 
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> If you think the problem is just the machine locally, try 
> installing a new
> DC into the mix and transferring the roles to it once stable. 
>  If you still
> have the problem, then keeping the Active Directory as is may 
> not be an
> option for you or you may have other issues that would show 
> up in the event
> log. 
> 
> If you are unable to install additional computer objects, 
> then you likely
> can't add user objects either.  Is that right? If so, it's 
> likely a role
> master issue that you're having.  Restoring system state and 
> databases etc
> will restore the Active Directory exactly like it is for that 
> point in time.
> That might not be a good idea given what you described.  
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Al
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Calderón Vilches Luis Daniel [mailto:Daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 10:31 AM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] Disaster Recovery Exchange 2K with Win2K AD
> 
> 
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> 
> Hi everybody,
> 
> This is my first time in the list, so I hope you could give 
> me more ideas.
> 
> Have the following environment:
> 
> A Win2k DC which also is Exchange2K server, this is the 
> lonely server in the
> organization, I call it THE server.
> 
> This DC has problems with some FSMO roles with impact on the 
> end users:
> things like we can not add more machines to the domain. 
> However, the AD
> tools run ok, even I can add users or groups to the domain, 
> only if I run it
> locally on the server, of course. I have received the server with this
> problems from a previous administration.
> 
> The thing is: I want to reinstall the server.
> BUT I have this problems:
> - I need to preserve the AD accounts in order to associate 
> them with their
> mailboxes once I have restored the exchange services.
> - I think that a System State backup of the server will preserve the
> accounts, BUT maybe also preserve the misconfigurations I described.
> 
> Has anybody experienced with a similar situation??
> Any suggestions will be well received.
> 10xs!!!
> 
> Daniel
> 
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