Re: Jacked up Exchange server!!!

  • From: Matt Dillingham <mdilling@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, marvc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 10:16:44 -0400


i think that i know what your problem is if:

- you are running your own MS DNS server (probably on the domain controller).
- the exchange machine is on a different hardware from the DC.
- you have only one domain controller. (probably)

i am pretty sure that this problem is an effect of not having DNS setup 100% 
correct.  the exchange server and active directory domain controller cannot 
find each other, which is what is causing the problem.  Clients can still 
resolve names, ect, but if you look more closely, it isnt entirely working 
(with regard to AD). there is a DNS tool in the 2K server reskit that will help 
you to confirm this (unfortunately, i dont recall its name right now).

if this is actually the case, to fix it you will need to manually uninstall the 
exchange installation (Q260378), fix DNS, (putting in another DC to test is a 
good idea since i believe that another DC wont install either without DNS being 
fixed), and then reinstall exchange (being sure to run domain prep, ect.).  
everything should work fine then. ..assuming that this is actually the problem.

anyway, hope this helps.  good luck!

 Matt Dillingham                        Systems Administrator II
           University of Michigan, Bioinformatics

Marvin Cummings wrote:
> Exchange 2000 Server Newbie...
> I have reason to believe that my exchange server install is completely
> screwed up and need to know if there's anyway to resolve this without having
> to rebuild my entire network??
> 1. From what I can tell the exchange service isn't starting.
> 2. If i go to my AD users & computers console I see what appears to be an OU
> for Microsoft Exchange System Objects, but its not a folder, it looks as
> though its not associated with anything.
> 3. If i attempt to start the mailbox management process via the System
> Manager, I get an error that the Microsoft Exchange System Attendant Service
> is unavailable.
>         ID no: c1031668
> This is the 2nd time I've un-inistalled and re-installed this exchange
> server. Can anyone shed some light onto this otherwise dismal situation?
> :-<
> ------------------------------------------------------

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