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I have an error that pops up occasionally in my Application log of my e-mail server.  During this time frame, people can not access e-mail or it very slow in coming up. The 2103 error states that all GC Servers in use are not responding:
Server 1.domain
Server2.domain

I recently made server2 a DC and GC. I was wondering if these lapses in connectivity could be due to replication.
I see no errors on either DC server.
The two GC's have Windows Server 2003 std ed and the e-mail server is WIndows 2000 sp4 and exchange 2000 (I think sp3 but need to know how to check).
Here is the e-mail error log:

Time            Source                      Category            Event   User    Computer
8:26:40 AM      MSExchangeSA            General             9154    N/A      MAIL1
8:25:24 AM      MSExchangeAL            Service Control       8250    N/A      MAIL1
8:25:05 AM      MSExchangeDSAccess                      Topology             2103    N/A      MAIL1
8:24:23 AM      MSExchangeDSAccess                      Topology             2104    N/A      MAIL1
8:23:58 AM      MSExchangeAL            Service Control       8250    N/A      MAIL1
8:23:40 AM      MSExchangeDSAccess                      Topology             2102    N/A      MAIL1





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The event log IDs aren't much use without the text.

To check your Exchange server service pack status... ESM, Servers. Right click on your server and choose properties. The Service Pack will be shown. There is also a rollup, dated August which may be shown in add remove programs.

Check your DNS configuration.
You should be looking at the domain controllers ONLY for DNS, no external DNS servers in the network configuration. The same should be on all domain members. If you need to use external DNS servers for effective DNS resolution, then configure forwarders in the DNS server applet of your domain controllers.

Simon.
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Here are the ID Event info.

Event2102
Process MAD.EXE (PID=1536). All Domain Controller Servers in use are not responding:
w2k3-1.domain
w2k3-2.domain

Event 8250
The Win32 API call 'DsGetDCNameW' returned error code [0x54b]
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
The service could not be initialized.  
Make sure that the operating system was installed properly.

Event 2104
Process STORE.EXE (PID=2056).
All the DS Servers in domain are not responding.

Event 2103
Process MAD.EXE (PID=1536).
All Global Catalog Servers in use are not responding:
w2k3-1.domain
w2k3-2.domain

Event 8250
The Win32 API call 'DsGetDCNameW' returned error code [0x54b]
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
The service could not be initialized.  
Make sure that the operating system was installed properly.

Event 9154
DSACCESS returned an error '0x80004005' on DS notification.
Microsoft Exchange System Attendant will re-set DS notification later.

Exchange is Service Pack 3

The preferred DNS adress is that of w2k3-1.
W2k3-2 points to w2k3-1 as well.

-Steve



 

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Those messages all come down to the same thing  - can't find the domain controllers.
DNS is the usual cause.
Have you rebooted the Exchange server since changing the domain controllers?

Simon.
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I didn't have a chance to reboot before today.  Unfortunately I had a mile of errors on the e-mail server for about 10 minutes.  The time frame is usually within a few minutes each time but not necessarily every day.  Today's had many of the same errors and a few new ones which I may send shortly.  I also thing I need to add DNS to the second DC/GC to make it fault tolerant.  I need to research how to direct the TCP/IP settings on both servers as well as settings in DNS.
--Steve
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