Problems with Move Mailbox Wizard Exchange 2003

When I run the Move Mailbox Wizard from ESM to migrate a mailbox from an Exchange 5.5 server to Exchange 2003 server the wizard appears to use a DC from a remote site and consequently once the mailbox move is complete the user is unable to login to the mailbox until AD replication has occured with the remote site.

From the Exchange Task Wizard Logs

taskWizardRun taskName="Move Mailbox" dcName="remote DC name"

The following error is written to the application log until replication:

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      MSExchangeIS Mailbox Store
Event Category:      Logons
Event ID:      1022
Date:            26/10/2004
Time:            16:48:14
User:            N/A
Computer:      servername
Description:
Logon Failure on database "First Storage Group\Mailbox Store (exchange servername)" - Windows 2000 account domain\username; mailbox /o=company name plc/ou=site/cn=Recipients/cn=user.
Error: 1144

So the question is how to I force the move mailbox ward to use a DC in the same site as the Exchange Server?
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jonmeddAsked:
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ikm7176Sr. IT ManagerCommented:
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jonmeddAuthor Commented:
It's set to a DC in the same site as the Exchange Server, but that DC is not a Global Catlog. There is another DC in this site that is a GC, should I change the RUS to point to that one instead?

Or perhaps I just need to force the RUS to update as soon as the mailboxes have moved?
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ikm7176Sr. IT ManagerCommented:


A better alternative is to move RUS processing to a GC server that's in close network proximity to the Exchange server that hosts RUS for a domain.
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jonmeddAuthor Commented:
And you would do that how please?
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jmhquestCommented:
Are you running ESM from a computer in the same site as the Exchange server?
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ikm7176Sr. IT ManagerCommented:
see the link below for how to change the DC in your RUS properties

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/MF017.html
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jonmeddAuthor Commented:
Many thanks ikm7176, I made the suggested change and I'm not seeing those errors now following a subsequent test move of a mailbox.
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