Exchange 2003 and 5.5

Posted on 2006-06-05
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
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I have Exchange 5.5 that talked to a 2003 server through the Exchange connector.  That connector got screwed up.  We put an additional 2003 server on the network.  Both 2003 servers see each other and the other 5.5.  However, 5.5 cannot see the new Exchange 2003 server in the Manager.  Why is this and how do we fix it?  Is it fixed by installing a new connector between the two servers or can we restore the old connector and be fine?
Question by:ikeepon
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    Expert Comment

    The issue is your replication from the DC where the ADC connector is installed has gone for a toss.

    If your exchange 2003 servers are not yet in production i would recommand that you rollback and start afresh.

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    Exchange 5.5 server will have its data from AD thru a connector (CONFIG CA ). If the New Exchange server is not seen in Exchange 5.5 Admin program then your connection agreement is not doing its job ie SRS is not replicating with AD. Ensure your adc is function correctly and if required create a new connector. Earlier it was working thats why you could see old exchange 2003, now its not working because the connectionis broken.

    You also test the connector by creating a new mailbox in Exchange 5.5 and verify if its visible in the GAL for a Exchange 2003 user. Test it both for new and old exch 2003.

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    Expert Comment

    What happened to the old connector. is it still present in the ADC snapin?
    if it is present then you can check the settings in it. you would not be able to modify Config CA as Domnic mentioned.
    you can enable the ADC logging to MAX from the ADC snapin and then do the tests mentioned in the previous post.

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