Event ID 8270

Posted on 2005-04-25
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi Experts,

I have two exchange servers, one is on the parent domain. The other is on the child domain. I uninstalled then reinstalled the Exchange Server on child domain. The exchange server on the child domain now generating the error message below in the event viewer every 5 mins. The exchange servers are able to send and receive email without any problems.

4/25/2005     8:22:01 PM     MSExchangeAL     Error     LDAP Operations      8270     N/A     MX1PH     "LDAP returned the error [32] Insufficient Rights when importing the transaction
dn: CN=Recipient Update Service (PH),CN=Recipient Update Services,CN=Address Lists Container,CN=XPERTALK,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=xpertalk,DC=com
changetype: Modify

I have checked the domain controllers and i dont see any error. I have also checked the exchange server on the parent domain and it is also clean. I have setup a test lab and have replicated the problem on the lab. On the lab i was able to resolve this by uninstalling exchange and demoting the domain controller for the child domain. After that I promotted it back to DC for the child domain and reinstalled exchange. I dont want to do this for our live network.

Please help.

Question by:lapukman
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    Assisted Solution

    by:John Gates
    In a multiple domain environment this problem appeared because the Exchange Domain Servers group from a remote domain was not included in the local Exchange Enterprise Servers group for our domain. Once the remote group was included the errors stopped. Refer to Microsoft TechNet Article 313167.

    Do this and all will be well.

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    Author Comment

    Hi Dimante,

    I read the technet article that u mentioned.  DNS and network connectivity are ok.  I checked the Exchange Domain Servers group,  all the Exchange Domain Servers group from each of our domain are included  as members.

    I still am getting the error every 5 mins.

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    Accepted Solution

    see at
    specifically Adrian Grigorof's comment about hidden recipient lists and q287137
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    Author Comment

    Hi Alimu,

    Checked out the link u indicated. Seems like the site is subscription based so i was not able to check   q287137.

    Anyway, we also looked at alot of Microsoft docs on event ID 8270 , but most are pointing to error 34.

    Anyways, out of frustation, we have just installed the OS and Exchange from scratch. The 8270 event IDs are gone.

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    Expert Comment

    by:John Gates
    You should post to have this question deleted and your points refunded.

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    Expert Comment

    Hi lapukman,
    you can't get any further than the link I posted because yes, it's subscription based.  The information they post on the main event description pages, however, is usually of some use and you can generally get to the links in other ways.
    I'm sorry I didn't explain better, Q articles like q287137 are Microsoft articles so you just google them and you can get there that way. is a great place to go to get initial info on a windows error, even if you can't get all the way into the site.
    I pointed you at this particular explanation because the error you posted in your original question
    "LDAP returned the error [32] Insufficient Rights when importing the transaction" indicates that the 8270 error was an error 32.

    I'll close this question and refund your points if you would like but I think it has a couple of possible solutions included that would be useful as a PAQ so I'd prefer not to delete it entirely.  

    Let me know how you would like to proceed.
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