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SUBnet192 -> Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (6.Feb.2009 11:40:55 AM)

I need help badly here. Been working on this for 3 days straight and I can't find any relevant information...

I'm setting up a lab environment to replicate a client's production environment, here's the configuration.

One root domain (lab.org) and one child domain (child.lab.org)

Both domains run Windows 2003 32bits, latest updates/service packs, and the AD is in native mode.

The child.lab.org already has Exchange 2003 installed and working (in native mode)

I am now trying to add Exchange 2007 (under Windows 2008 64bits) to the child.lab.org domain.

On lab.org (the root), using the enterprise admin account, I ran the prepareschema, preparealldomains tasks. I get an error that says it can't find the "Recipient Update Service" in the root domain, which is normal I think, as there is no exchange organization in the root.

I then proceed to run the setup of Exchange 2007 SP1 on a server in the child.lab.org domain.

Installation fails health check because it needs to update the schema (which was done as far as I know). I added the child domain's administrator account to the Enterprise admin and schema admin groups in the lab.org domain and I get the same problems (I even get a warning that I don't have proper credentials, even though gpresult shows that I'm a member of both required groups).

I'm completely lost here. Can someone help me out?

Oh and I am NOT in any way an Exchange expert. I'm working on a monitoring solution for the client and I need to set this up to test monitoring of Exchange (both 2003 and 2007).

Thanks!

Marc




SUBnet192 -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (6.Feb.2009 12:49:35 PM)

In the root "lab.org" domain, I ran setup /pl.

Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unattended Setup

Preparing Exchange Setup

Copying Setup Files ......................... COMPLETED

No server roles will be installed

Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check

Organization Checks ......................... COMPLETED
Cannot find the Recipient Update Service responsible for domain 'DC=lab,DC=org'. New and existing users may not be properly Exchange-enabled.

Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server

Updating legacy permissions ......................... COMPLETED

The Microsoft Exchange Server setup operation completed successfully.


The error, according to what I've read should be ignored as there is no RUS in the root domain.

Then I run the Schema extending task..


Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unattended Setup

Preparing Exchange Setup

Copying Setup Files ......................... COMPLETED

No server roles will be installed

Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check

Organization Checks ......................... COMPLETED
Cannot find the Recipient Update Service responsible for domain 'DC=lab,DC=org'. New and existing users may not be properly Exchange-enabled.

Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server

Extending Active Directory schema
Progress ......................... COMPLETED

The Microsoft Exchange Server setup operation completed successfully.


Which again seems to run fine. Finally, the PrepareDomain task.

Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unattended Setup

Preparing Exchange Setup

Copying Setup Files ......................... COMPLETED

No server roles will be installed

Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check

Organization Checks ......................... COMPLETED
Cannot find the Recipient Update Service responsible for domain 'DC=lab,DC=org'. New and existing users may not be properly Exchange-enabled.

Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server

Prepare Domain Progress ......................... COMPLETED

The Microsoft Exchange Server setup operation completed successfully.


So as far as I can see, the preparations for the root domain all worked fine.

There is an error in the event log though, every time I run the tool.


Event Type: Error
Event Source: MSExchange ADAccess
Event Category: Devices
Event ID: 2152
Date: 2/6/2009
Time: 1:03:33 PM
User: N/A
Computer: GAIA
Description:
The description for Event ID ( 2152 ) in Source ( MSExchange ADAccess ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: ExSetup.exe, 716, 1753, Error 6d9 from HrGetServersForRole.




SUBnet192 -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (6.Feb.2009 1:24:48 PM)

In the child domain "child.lab.org", I then run the DomainPrep task.


Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unattended Setup

Preparing Exchange Setup

Copying Setup Files ......................... COMPLETED

No server roles will be installed

Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check

Organization Checks ......................... COMPLETED
Cannot find the Recipient Update Service responsible for domain 'DC=lab,DC=org'. New and existing users may not be properly Exchange-enabled.

Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server

Prepare Domain Progress ......................... COMPLETED

The Microsoft Exchange Server setup operation completed successfully.


I noticed it's still complaining about the forest root lab.org, even though I'm running this in the child domain... But it worked! So as far as I can see, everything should install properly. But it doesn't... Using the GUI, I try to install Exchange on the Windows 2008 64 bits, that is part of the child domain. (I'm running all this under Vmware ESX).




SUBnet192 -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (6.Feb.2009 1:43:17 PM)

Here is the log of the GUI installation attempt...

Here is the log of the GUI installation attempt...

[2/6/2009 1:18:27 PM] [0] **********************************************
[2/6/2009 1:18:27 PM] [0] Starting Microsoft Exchange 2007 Setup
[2/6/2009 1:18:27 PM] [0] **********************************************
[2/6/2009 1:18:27 PM] [0] Operating System version: Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1.
[2/6/2009 1:18:27 PM] [0] Setup version: 8.1.240.6.
[2/6/2009 1:18:27 PM] [0] Logged on user: child\administrator.
[2/6/2009 1:18:27 PM] [0] Command Line Parameter Name='mode', Value='Install'.
[2/6/2009 1:18:27 PM] [0] Command Line Parameter Name='sourcedir', Value='X:\Apps\MS Exchange 2007 Enterprise'.
[2/6/2009 1:18:27 PM] [0] Command Line Parameter Name='fromsetup', Value=''.
[2/6/2009 1:18:27 PM] [0] ExSetupUI was started with the following command: '-mode:install -sourcedir:X:\Apps\MS Exchange 2007 Enterprise /FromSetup'.
[2/6/2009 1:18:30 PM] [0] Setup is choosing the domain controller to use
[2/6/2009 1:18:31 PM] [0] Setup is choosing a local domain controller...
[2/6/2009 1:18:34 PM] [0] Setup has chosen the local domain controller DC01.child.lab.org for initial queries
[2/6/2009 1:18:34 PM] [0] PrepareAD has either not been run or has not replicated to the domain controller used by Setup. Setup will attempt to use the Schema Master domain controller DCROOT01.lab.org
[2/6/2009 1:18:34 PM] [0] The schema master domain controller is available
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] [ERROR] Setup encountered a problem while validating the state of Active Directory: Exchange organization-level objects have not been created, and setup cannot create them because the local computer is not in the same domain and site as the schema master. Run setup with the /prepareAD parameter on a computer in the domain lab and site Default-First-Site-Name, and wait for replication to complete.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup will use the domain controller ''.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup will use the global catalog ''.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Exchange configuration container for the organization is 'CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=lab,DC=org'.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Exchange organization container for the organization is 'CN=SSI,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=lab,DC=org'.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup will search for an Exchange Server object for the local machine with name 'EXCH2007A'.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] No Exchange Server with identity 'EXCH2007A' was found.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] The following roles are unpacked:
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] The following roles are installed:
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] The local server does not have any Exchange files installed.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup will use the path 'X:\Apps\MS Exchange 2007 Enterprise' for installing Exchange.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] The server is cluster type: 'None'.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] The requested cluster type: 'None'.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] The installation mode is set to: 'Install'.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] An Exchange organization with name 'SSI' was found in this forest.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Active Directory Initialization status : 'False'.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Schema Update Required Status : 'True'.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Organization Configuration Update Required Status : 'True'.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Domain Configuration Update Required Status : 'True'.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Applying default role selection state
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup is determining what organization-level operations to perform.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareSchema.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareOrganization.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareDomain.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Because the value was specified, setup is setting the argument OrganizationName to the value SSI.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup will run from path 'C:\Windows\Temp\ExchangeSetup'.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] InstallModeDataHandler has 4 DataHandlers
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup is determining what organization-level operations to perform.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareSchema.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareOrganization.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareDomain.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Because the value was specified, setup is setting the argument OrganizationName to the value SSI.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup will run from path 'C:\Windows\Temp\ExchangeSetup'.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] InstallModeDataHandler has 5 DataHandlers
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup is determining what organization-level operations to perform.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareSchema.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareOrganization.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareDomain.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Because the value was specified, setup is setting the argument OrganizationName to the value SSI.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup will run from path 'C:\Windows\Temp\ExchangeSetup'.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] InstallModeDataHandler has 6 DataHandlers
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup is determining what organization-level operations to perform.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareSchema.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareOrganization.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareDomain.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Because the value was specified, setup is setting the argument OrganizationName to the value SSI.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] Setup will run from path 'C:\Windows\Temp\ExchangeSetup'.
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] InstallModeDataHandler has 6 DataHandlers
[2/6/2009 1:18:35 PM] [0] RootDataHandler has 1 DataHandlers
[2/6/2009 1:19:02 PM] [0] The folder "C:\Users\administrator.child\Desktop\" is the subfolder of "C:\Users\".
[2/6/2009 1:19:02 PM] [0] The folder "C:\Users\administrator.child\Desktop\" is the subfolder of "C:\Users\administrator.child\Desktop\".
[2/6/2009 1:19:09 PM] [0] Validating options for the 0 requested roles
[2/6/2009 1:19:10 PM] [0] Validating options for the 0 requested roles
[2/6/2009 1:19:19 PM] [0] Setup is determining what organization-level operations to perform.
[2/6/2009 1:19:19 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions.
[2/6/2009 1:19:19 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareSchema.
[2/6/2009 1:19:19 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareOrganization.
[2/6/2009 1:19:19 PM] [0] Setup has detected a missing value. Setup is adding the value PrepareDomain.
[2/6/2009 1:19:19 PM] [0] Because the value was specified, setup is setting the argument OrganizationName to the value SSI.
[2/6/2009 1:19:19 PM] [0] **************
[2/6/2009 1:19:19 PM] [0] Setup will run the task 'test-setuphealth'
[2/6/2009 1:19:19 PM] [1] Setup launched task 'test-setuphealth -DomainController $null -DownloadConfigurationUpdates $true -ExchangeVersion '8.1.240.6' -Roles 'Global' -ScanType 'PrecheckInstall' -SetupRoles 'Global' -PrepareDomain $null -PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions $null -PrepareOrganization $true -PrepareSchema $true -ADInitError 'Setup encountered a problem while validating the state of Active Directory: Exchange organization-level objects have not been created, and setup cannot create them because the local computer is not in the same domain and site as the schema master. Run setup with the /prepareAD parameter on a computer in the domain lab and site Default-First-Site-Name, and wait for replication to complete.''
[2/6/2009 1:19:20 PM] [1] Beginning processing.
[2/6/2009 1:21:04 PM] [1] [ERROR] Setup needs to contact the Active Directory schema master but this computer is not in the same Active Directory domain as the schema master (DC=lab,DC=org).
[2/6/2009 1:21:04 PM] [1] [ERROR] Setup encountered a problem while validating the state of Active Directory: Exchange organization-level objects have not been created, and setup cannot create them because the local computer is not in the same domain and site as the schema master. Run setup with the /prepareAD parameter on a computer in the domain lab and site Default-First-Site-Name, and wait for replication to complete.
[2/6/2009 1:21:04 PM] [1] [WARNING] Cannot find the Recipient Update Service responsible for domain 'DC=lab,DC=org'. New and existing users may not be properly Exchange-enabled.
[2/6/2009 1:21:05 PM] [1] Ending processing.
[2/6/2009 1:21:05 PM] [0] **************
[2/6/2009 1:21:05 PM] [0] Setup will run the task 'test-setuphealth'
[2/6/2009 1:21:05 PM] [1] Setup launched task 'test-setuphealth -DomainController $null -DownloadConfigurationUpdates $false -ExchangeVersion '8.1.240.6' -Roles 'Bridgehead' -ScanType 'PrecheckInstall' -SetupRoles 'AdminTools','Bridgehead','ClientAccess','Mailbox' -TargetDir 'D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange' -ADInitError 'Setup encountered a problem while validating the state of Active Directory: Exchange organization-level objects have not been created, and setup cannot create them because the local computer is not in the same domain and site as the schema master. Run setup with the /prepareAD parameter on a computer in the domain lab and site Default-First-Site-Name, and wait for replication to complete.''
[2/6/2009 1:21:05 PM] [1] Beginning processing.
[2/6/2009 1:21:20 PM] [1] Beginning processing.
[2/6/2009 1:21:20 PM] [1] Administrator Active Directory session settings are: View Entire Forest: 'True', Configuration Domain Controller: 'DC01.child.lab.org',
[2/6/2009 1:21:20 PM] [1] Searching objects of type "SmtpSendConnectorConfig" with filter "$null", scope "SubTree" under the root "Administrative Groups".
[2/6/2009 1:21:20 PM] [1] Previous operation run on domain controller 'DC01.child.lab.org'.
[2/6/2009 1:21:20 PM] [1] Preparing to output objects. Maximum result set size "unlimited".
[2/6/2009 1:21:20 PM] [1] Ending processing.
[2/6/2009 1:21:21 PM] [1] [ERROR] Setup encountered a problem while validating the state of Active Directory: Exchange organization-level objects have not been created, and setup cannot create them because the local computer is not in the same domain and site as the schema master. Run setup with the /prepareAD parameter on a computer in the domain lab and site Default-First-Site-Name, and wait for replication to complete.
[2/6/2009 1:21:21 PM] [1] [WARNING] Setup cannot detect an SMTP or Send connector with an address space of '*'. Mail flow to the Internet may not work properly.
[2/6/2009 1:21:21 PM] [1] Ending processing.
[2/6/2009 1:21:21 PM] [0] **************
[2/6/2009 1:21:21 PM] [0] Setup will run the task 'test-setuphealth'
[2/6/2009 1:21:21 PM] [1] Setup launched task 'test-setuphealth -DomainController $null -DownloadConfigurationUpdates $false -ExchangeVersion '8.1.240.6' -Roles 'ClientAccess' -ScanType 'PrecheckInstall' -SetupRoles 'AdminTools','Bridgehead','ClientAccess','Mailbox' -TargetDir 'D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange' -IISInstalled $true -ADInitError 'Setup encountered a problem while validating the state of Active Directory: Exchange organization-level objects have not been created, and setup cannot create them because the local computer is not in the same domain and site as the schema master. Run setup with the /prepareAD parameter on a computer in the domain lab and site Default-First-Site-Name, and wait for replication to complete.''
[2/6/2009 1:21:21 PM] [1] Beginning processing.
[2/6/2009 1:21:36 PM] [1] [ERROR] Setup encountered a problem while validating the state of Active Directory: Exchange organization-level objects have not been created, and setup cannot create them because the local computer is not in the same domain and site as the schema master. Run setup with the /prepareAD parameter on a computer in the domain lab and site Default-First-Site-Name, and wait for replication to complete.
[2/6/2009 1:21:36 PM] [1] Ending processing.
[2/6/2009 1:21:36 PM] [0] **************
[2/6/2009 1:21:36 PM] [0] Setup will run the task 'test-setuphealth'
[2/6/2009 1:21:36 PM] [1] Setup launched task 'test-setuphealth -DomainController $null -DownloadConfigurationUpdates $false -ExchangeVersion '8.1.240.6' -Roles 'Mailbox' -ScanType 'PrecheckInstall' -SetupRoles 'AdminTools','Bridgehead','ClientAccess','Mailbox' -CreatePublicDB $true -TargetDir 'D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange' -IISInstalled $true -ADInitError 'Setup encountered a problem while validating the state of Active Directory: Exchange organization-level objects have not been created, and setup cannot create them because the local computer is not in the same domain and site as the schema master. Run setup with the /prepareAD parameter on a computer in the domain lab and site Default-First-Site-Name, and wait for replication to complete.''
[2/6/2009 1:21:36 PM] [1] Beginning processing.
[2/6/2009 1:21:52 PM] [1] [ERROR] Setup encountered a problem while validating the state of Active Directory: Exchange organization-level objects have not been created, and setup cannot create them because the local computer is not in the same domain and site as the schema master. Run setup with the /prepareAD parameter on a computer in the domain lab and site Default-First-Site-Name, and wait for replication to complete.
[2/6/2009 1:21:52 PM] [1] [WARNING] If Outlook Web Access is in use, you should replicate the free/busy folder on this server to every other free/busy server in the organization. This step should be performed once Setup completes.
[2/6/2009 1:21:52 PM] [1] [WARNING] Cannot find the Recipient Update Service responsible for domain 'DC=lab,DC=org'. New and existing users may not be properly Exchange-enabled.
[2/6/2009 1:21:52 PM] [1] Ending processing.

Seems to me like it doesn't recognize that all the prep work was done... I hope I've provided enough information for people to assist me in this!




ismail.mohammed -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (9.Feb.2009 4:46:06 AM)

hi mate,

I guess you are trying to install exchange 2007 on child domain where we have exchagne 2003.

Have you tried running this command : setup /pl:<FQDN of domain you want to prepare
2) Exchange 2003 should be in native mode - i guess you did it.?
 
Note : make sure you are running those command for the domain where you want your exchange 2007 to be installed
 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125224.aspx




SUBnet192 -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (9.Feb.2009 9:17:12 AM)

I think I tried that (with the FQDN). I'll try it again...

Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unattended Setup

Preparing Exchange Setup

Copying Setup Files ......................... COMPLETED

No server roles will be installed

Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check

Organization Checks ......................... COMPLETED
Cannot find the Recipient Update Service responsible for domain 'DC=lab,DC=org'. New and existing users may not be properly Exchange-enabled.

Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server

Updating legacy permissions ......................... COMPLETED

The Microsoft Exchange Server setup operation completed successfully.


As you can see, it worked, but I still get the same messages on the child domain trying to install Exchange 2007 SP1...




ismail.mohammed -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (10.Feb.2009 9:13:00 AM)

hi mate,
as per the log it is clearly informing that schema is not updated, so you try below steps:
try to run all the prerequisite command from the schema master server itself.
like /pl, /ad along with FQDN
Note : While running this on schema master, you need to download and run 32 bit exchange 2007 sp1. and then try to install 64 bit edition on child domain.




SUBnet192 -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (10.Feb.2009 12:31:02 PM)

Somehow it keeps saying that but everytime I run the prepareschema I get a success message. Who's lying? The prepschema or the setup? :)




a.grogan -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (10.Feb.2009 3:00:30 PM)

Hiya chap - can you confirm the following sequence has been used -
Logon with an account which has the following rights:

Enterprise Admin
Schema Admin
Domain Admin (both parent and child)
Administrator (both parent and child)

Run (in the parent domain):

Setup /PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions
Setup /PrepareSchema
Setup /PrepareDomain

Allow for replication to take place - Parent and Child domains share a common schema - therefore you should not have to run PrepareSchema in the child domain
 
Run - in the Child Domain:
 
Setup /PrepareAD

If this should fail - check that the schema master can be "pinged" via the FQDN from a domain controller in the Child domain.

Cheers

A
 




SUBnet192 -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (10.Feb.2009 3:25:46 PM)

See inline comments

quote:

ORIGINAL: a.grogan

Hiya chap - can you confirm the following sequence has been used -
Logon with an account which has the following rights:

Enterprise Admin Yes!
Schema Admin Yes!
Domain Admin (both parent and child) Yes!
Administrator (both parent and child) Yes!

Run (in the parent domain):

Setup /PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions Yes!
Setup /PrepareSchema Yes!
Setup /PrepareDomain Yes!

Allow for replication to take place - Parent and Child domains share a common schema - therefore you should not have to run PrepareSchema in the child domain Yes!
 
Run - in the Child Domain:
 
Setup /PrepareAD PROBLEM SEE BELOW

If this should fail - check that the schema master can be "pinged" via the FQDN from a domain controller in the Child domain.

Cheers

A
 



Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unattended Setup

Preparing Exchange Setup

Copying Setup Files ......................... COMPLETED

No server roles will be installed

Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check

Organization Checks ......................... FAILED
Setup needs to contact the Active Directory schema master but this computer
is not in the same Active Directory domain as the schema master (DC=lab,DC=org).


The Exchange Server setup operation did not complete. Visit http://support.micro
soft.com and enter the Error ID to find more information.

Exchange Server setup encountered an error.


Obviously it's not in the same domain as the schema master, it's in the child domain. How do I go around this?

Thanks for helping!




a.grogan -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (10.Feb.2009 3:42:05 PM)

Can you ping the FQDN of the Schema Master from a DC in the child domain - what happens if you run DCDIAG from the child domain?

Cheers

A




SUBnet192 -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (10.Feb.2009 3:44:29 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: a.grogan

Can you ping the FQDN of the Schema Master from a DC in the child domain - what happens if you run DCDIAG from the child domain?

Cheers

A

No communication problems at all. Pings just fine both ways all DCs.

DCDiag passes every test...




a.grogan -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (10.Feb.2009 3:46:18 PM)

Its not recommended but might help you out, have you transfered the Schema Master role to a DC in the child domain?

Cheers
A




SUBnet192 -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (10.Feb.2009 4:02:48 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: a.grogan

Its not recommended but might help you out, have you transfered the Schema Master role to a DC in the child domain?

Cheers
A


Yeah I saw that as one workaround someone did but I find it kind of extreme. I don't mind doing it in a lab but moving stuff around in production isn't my favorite thing ;)

I'd rather come up with the real solution to this (i.e. understand WHY it's behaving like this) as it makes no sense.

Marc




a.grogan -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (10.Feb.2009 4:09:58 PM)

I agree - and I have to admit if it were production I would not have suggested it.
I will have another look at the logs.

Cheers

A




SUBnet192 -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (10.Feb.2009 4:12:01 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: a.grogan

I agree - and I have to admit if it were production I would not have suggested it.
I will have another look at the logs.

Cheers

A


Thing is, it's lab for now, but the procedure to install it will be done in production later, that's why I'm looking for a real solution.

Thanks so much for helping out!

Marc




a.grogan -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (10.Feb.2009 4:19:58 PM)

Hiya chap - is the child domain administrators account a member of the Exchange Organization Administrators group in the parent - also just to check - have you just run setup /prepairDomain in the child?
 
Sorry for the further questions.
 
Cheers

A




SUBnet192 -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (10.Feb.2009 4:30:39 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: a.grogan

Hiya chap - is the child domain administrators account a member of the Exchange Organization Administrators group in the parent - also just to check - have you just run setup /prepairDomain in the child?
 
Sorry for the further questions.
 
Cheers

A



Post #3 :) I ran it and it worked fine. Since the problem seems to be seeing the schema, I don't think the Exchange Org Admins group will have any relevance?

There are no exchange installations in the parent, so the only groups are Exchange Domain Servers and Exchange Enterprise Servers, in AD.




a.grogan -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (10.Feb.2009 4:34:15 PM)

From some of the research that I have done placing the account in the group fixed it for one person - sorry for missing post 3. Is it worth a try just to rule it out?

Cheers

A




SUBnet192 -> RE: Installing Exchange 2007 in a child domain... (10.Feb.2009 6:52:58 PM)

A coworker figured it out... Problem was me ;)

The installation files of Exchange 64 bits is SP1. The 32 bits version I used to run on the DC was NOT SP1... I downloaded the files from Microsoft and unpacked the wrong one. Jeez...

Well lesson learned. in a mixed 32/64 bits, you need both versions to do the install and make sure they are at the same service pack level.

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Your assistance was much appreciated. I hope all the information I posted here can be of use to someone in the future!

Marc




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