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Forest prep failure

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Good day,

We are migrating from an old nt4 domain to a win2003 Domain. In this we decided to start over with the profiles, mailboxes and all user dependancies.

We where now ready to install exchange 2003 server on a seperate windows2003 machine. So now we have two domain controllers (Server1, and Server2). And wanted to forestprep and domainprep the AD for exchange installation.

Now we made sure that the user account used was member of the forestadmin, enterpriseadmin, domainadmin, administrator groups and started the d:\i386\setup.exe /forestprep installation of exchange2003 on the "Default-first-site" server and Catalog server (server 1).

Now the install (wizard) finished without errors, but when checking the user object tabs no exchange options where added. (microsoft called that the method of check if the forest prep was succesfull.

Now the log tels a other story about what happend.

The first errors occur with a state check (cluster) this is correct, Next
the true failing error is that an AD component is not dependable
component : {94b7ad3e-0b63-42ac-a542-082ed1f78787}

next the install of the exchange components fail with error codes:
0x80070057 (87) wich is what i beleave is an "invalid argument" error.

Does anyone had these problems and know how to solve them?

thanks in advance..
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