[ExchangeList] Re: AD and Exchange

  • From: "Steve Moffat" <steve@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 17:55:40 -0300

Did you update the schema from CD2?


Have you ran gpupdate /force on the server, this sometimes forces a fix
for thiose 2 errors.


As to your dcpromo issue, it's likely a dns issue, it usually is. Have
you run dcdiag?





From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andrew English
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 5:26 PM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: AD and Exchange


I have been banging my head up against the wall since I attempted to
joining R2 as a secondary AD to the primary AD which runs 2003 SE. The
R2 got as far as "Examining Active Directory" and then said the AD
Schema was the incorrect version even though the 2003 SE AD is in Native
2003 mode. And to make it worse 2003 SE only promoted the R2 box as a
member of the Domain and not a Domain controller. 


Error 1058, and 1030 have been showing up in the application event logs
saying policy {key} "Windows can not access the gp.ini file"... I have
looked at all the help online and nothing points to this serious issues
it's all predated Windows 2003 Server stuff. Even when I run
ntdsutil.exe and "list domains" it only shows the primary AD 2003 SE it
doesn't show the R2 box.


I have not been able to find anything that helps me figure out how to
remove the policy which doesn't exist. I have even tried for argument
sake DCPROMO'd a 2003 SE to the AD and even though it transferred the AD
stuff it still does not see it under the AD, and complains about the
policy from before still, plus when I attempt to remove the new 2003 SE
I just joined up I get unable to find "servername.domainname.local" even
though I can ping it from CMD.


I basically need to swing AD off Exchange because there has been some
issues regarding Exchange stability were the server has come close to
tanking twice. Instead of risking it tanking for good I thought it would
wise to swing AD; if I had only known that R2 was so problematic I would
have not used it, now I am in a serious bind. :( 


I am open to suggestions. Thanks! 





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