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DS access tab - 23.Sep.2009 1:12:24 PM   


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I have a Windows 2000 Domain Controller. I have joined 2 Windows 2003 Domain Controllers to our network and I would like to retire the Windows 2000 domain controller by eventually demoting it. All 3 domain controllers are global catalog servers. I have moved all FSMO roles to one of the new 2003 DC's. DNS is working and I have no problems in other areas.
The problem I have is that neither of the 2 new domain controllers will show up in the list on the Directory access tab of the exchange server in system manager. This is a problem because if the old server gets shut down, Exchange doesn't work anymore.
Can anyone suggest how I can get exchange to auto discover the 2 new domain controllers so I can demote the old one? One of the new domain controllers did show up in the list briefly but then for no reason disappeared.
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RE: DS access tab - 23.Sep.2009 5:06:48 PM   


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Have a look at this article this describes how Exchange chooses a server:


There are 2 options:

- manually define the new DC's
- enable logging to investigate the issue, this can be done by
getting the properties of the Exchange server in the ESM and
select the diagnostics tab. Then select the MsExchangeDSAccess and
raise the logging level of the topology item. Then wait 15 minutes
and check the event logs


Best regards,

Johan Veldhuis

Visit my Exchange blog

(in reply to guitarman)
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