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Installation - Exchange Full Administrator - 30.Oct.2006 1:35:38 PM   
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I am trying to install Exchange 2003 on a VM Server running as guest on my Domain Controller.  I am getting the message "...you must be an Exchange Full Administrator at the organization level..."

I have checked that the forest and domain prep is ok using ORGPREPCHECK and I also checked that connectivity is ok using dcdiag and netdiag.  When I installed Exchange Tools and ran the delegation wizard it listed my account as being an Exchange Full Administrator.

Any idea why then I am still getting this error?
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RE: Installation - Exchange Full Administrator - 30.Oct.2006 1:41:35 PM   
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>I am trying to install Exchange 2003 on a VM Server running as guest on my >Domain Controller. 

What do you mean running as guest on your DC?

What account are you running as what members is it a part of?


Installing New Exchange 2003 Servers
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/Guides/Ex2k3DepGuide/a3318f57-3536-4e65-9309-9300cda23c73.mspx?mfr=true

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RE: Installation - Exchange Full Administrator - 30.Oct.2006 1:46:05 PM   
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Hi James

(boy you are fast !)

I mean that the Exchange Server is running as a virtual machine on the DC.  I am running an account that is member of Schema Admins, Enterprise Admins, Domain Admins and Local Computer Administrators.

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RE: Installation - Exchange Full Administrator - 30.Oct.2006 1:58:23 PM   
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I'm assuming you already have another Exchange box installed, since you were installing the tools before. When you open ESM, right click your org name at the very top and go to properties. Go to security tab. What accounts/groups have full control? Try explicity adding your account and giving it full control. I would also look to see if there are any denies.

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RE: Installation - Exchange Full Administrator - 30.Oct.2006 2:17:24 PM   
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Hmmm.....when I right click on the top of the tree in ESM I do not see any security tab and when I right-click on Recipients node I get an error "there is no such object on the server".  Seems like I must have mucked something up.


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RE: Installation - Exchange Full Administrator - 30.Oct.2006 2:23:58 PM   
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Hmmm.....when I right click on the top of the tree in ESM I do not see any security tab and when I right-click on Recipients node I get an error "there is no such object on the server".  Seems like I must have mucked something up.

Is there another Exchange server installed, or would this be your first one? If you open ESM and only see say global settings and recipients then you don't either 1 have permisions or, the permissions of the configuration partition has been mucked around with.

Take a look at this article, it will go over verifying if your Exchange computer account has full rights to the config partition. While in there, also check to see what groups are listed and if there is a deny to any of them. If so uncheck the deny. Then open ESM and see if you can view all the objects.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/Guides/E2k3ADPerm/5fef8730-1bc6-4395-81bf-2d5e5524e26d.mspx?mfr=true

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RE: Installation - Exchange Full Administrator - 30.Oct.2006 2:27:40 PM   
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You need to add a Registry entry to see the security tab.
Open regedit and drill down to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Exchange\EXAdmin
Add a DWORD value named ShowSecurityPage
Give the entry a value of one (1)

Close and open ESM.

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RE: Installation - Exchange Full Administrator - 30.Oct.2006 2:37:36 PM   
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Thanks James.  Using ADSI Edit I couldn't drill past Microsoft Exchange so I'm going to blow away AD on the domain and start over.  Once I get reinstalled I will take a look at the config partition and note how it should look.

Domain.com/Configuration/Services/Microsoft Exchange/Org/Administrative Groups/AdminGroup/Servers/Server Name
 
 

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RE: Installation - Exchange Full Administrator - 30.Oct.2006 2:44:03 PM   
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thanks Dean -  I forgot that tip

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RE: Installation - Exchange Full Administrator - 30.Oct.2006 2:47:43 PM   
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Using ADSI Edit I couldn't drill past Microsoft Exchange so I'm going to blow away AD on the domain and start over. 

If you're going to blow away AD, you can try to remove Exchange from AD with the /removeorg switch then re-install Exchange again. But if you think it's really bad from the get go, can you can afford to reinstall AD that may be the best option for long term.

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Remove-Exchange-server-entire-Exchange-organization.html

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RE: Installation - Exchange Full Administrator - 30.Oct.2006 3:54:14 PM   
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I hadn't realized there was a removeorg switch so that's worth knowing.  I suspect it may not have helped me with this particular case.  Fortunately, it's a test environment so the AD dcpromo steps are not too severe.

Thanks again for all your help.

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