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Cannot change domain controller inside of RUS Enterprise Configuration

Hi all,

When I attempt to change the domain controller inside the Recipient Update service (Enterprise configuration) in Exchange system manager, I get an error :

"The operation failed ID No. 80004005 Exchange System Manager"

I must also tell you that the domain controller that is currently listed is no longer a domain controller (it was demoted about a year ago and is the exchange server).

When I try to change the domain controller for the Recipient update server (domain) it works fine, only changing the enterprise configuration is the problem.

Are there any tools to force this to look to a different domain controller?
Could it be a LDAP problem, can I reset LDAP or clean up LDAP somehow?
Anyone know what the problem might be?

-we are running windows 2000 standard edition SP4/exchange server 2000 enterprise version SP3, single domain environment


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DeanUnitedAuthor Commented:
How to Re-Assign a different Domain Controller to a RUS
Found this neat trick on USENET while working in a lab environment, where some DC's were yanked out of the AD after installing Exchange 2003.

Use this procedure with caution.

Open ADSI Edit and navigate to Configuration\Services\Microsoft Exchange\<Organization Name>\Address Lists Container\Recipient Update Services.

On the right side, you will see the RUS's listed. Right click on the one that you want to modify and select Properties.

Beside "Select a property to view:" select msExchServer1NetworkAddress.
You will see the value listed and it should show the current Domain Controller that is set. Click on the Clear button which will populate the Edit Attribute text box with the old value. Make the change and then click on Set and then click on OK.

You may want to restart the Microsoft Exchange System Attendant Service after this change has been made and it should now show up correctly in Exchange System Manager.
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