Exchange 2003 does not start without a DC
Posted on 2005-03-21
Hi I am looking for information on why Exchange 2003 does not start without a DC. We have a customer who recently had an outage of there FSMO DC GC box. Unfortunately there was not a 2nd DC. When this server was down no one could access Exchange.
Upon researching what requirements Exchange 2003 needs in regards to FSMO, DC GC I have been unable to find any information.
So once the issue was resolved we promoted a 2nd DC and then several days later we then took down the FSMO sever to see if we could access Exchange. But we were still unable.
Can anyone point me to information about this or even better what Exchange 2003 needs to start so that if one server goes down (FSMO) it doesn’t take the Exchange 2003 server with it.
Thanks in advance.