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Exchange service issues

I'm not all that familiar with exchange other than setting up a few times on various client's servers etc.

I've just recently setup a brand new server to handle a small office's (12 computers) workstations.  The server was being used as DC, DNS, DHCP, File Serving, Backup (veritas) and Exchange.  Everything was running perfectly as far as I could tell.

Shortly after that server was setup and data was switched over from the previou server, I took it and upgraded the memory and installed Server 2003 on it.  The proposed old server was to be used to take the tasks of File Serving, DC, DNS, DHCP.  So basically the brand new server would be handling Exchange, DC, DNS and Veritas Backup Exec.

When exchange was setup on the sole server the deployment tools were used to ensure it's proper execution.  Everything was working great until I added the second (old) server back in and setup as DC.

The following errors occur on startup.

First the computer boots up saying one or more services failed to start on boot up

System Errors:

Event ID: 7024
Computer: EXCH-SERVER
Description: The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated with service-specific error 0 (0x0).

DNS Server Errors:

Event ID: 4015
Computer: EXCH-SERVER
Decription: The DNS server has encountered a critical error from the Active Directory. Check that the Active Directory is functioning properly. The extended error debug information (which may be empty) is "". The event data contains the error.

Event ID: 4004
Computer: EXCH-SERVER
Description: The DNS server was unable to complete directory service enumeration of zone ..  This DNS server is configured to use information obtained from Active Directory for this zone and is unable to load the zone without it.  Check that the Active Directory is functioning properly and repeat enumeration of the zone. The extended error debug information (which may be empty) is "". The event data contains the error.

Event ID: 4004
Computer: EXCH-SERVER
Description: The DNS server was unable to complete directory service enumeration of zone _msdcs.KellyHulmePC.local.  This DNS server is configured to use information obtained from Active Directory for this zone and is unable to load the zone without it.  Check that the Active Directory is functioning properly and repeat enumeration of the zone. The extended error debug information (which may be empty) is "". The event data contains the error.

Event ID: 4004
Computer: EXCH-SERVER
Description: The DNS server was unable to complete directory service enumeration of zone kellyhulmepc.local.  This DNS server is configured to use information obtained from Active Directory for this zone and is unable to load the zone without it.  Check that the Active Directory is functioning properly and repeat enumeration of the zone. The extended error debug information (which may be empty) is "". The event data contains the error.

Event ID: 4515
Computer: EXCH-SERVER
Type: Warning
Description: The zone kellyhulmepc.local was previously loaded from the directory partition MicrosoftDNS but another copy of the zone has been found in directory partition DomainDnsZones.KellyHulmePC.local. The DNS Server will ignore this new copy of the zone. Please resolve this conflict as soon as possible.
 
If an administrator has moved this zone from one directory partition to another this may be a harmless transient condition. In this case, no action is necessary. The deletion of the original copy of the zone should soon replicate to this server.
 
If there are two copies of this zone in two different directory partitions but this is not a transient caused by a zone move operation then one of these copies should be deleted as soon as possible to resolve this conflict.
 
To change the replication scope of an application directory partition containing DNS zones and for more details on storing DNS zones in the application directory partitions, please see Help and Support.


Application Errors:

Event ID: 8026
Description: LDAP Bind was unsuccessful on directory exch-server.KellyHulmePC.local for distinguished name ''. Directory returned error:[0x51] Server Down.

This happens about 9 times


Event ID: 53258
Description: MS DTC could not correctly process a DC Promotion/Demotion event. MS DTC will continue to function and will use the existing security settings. Error Specifics: d:\nt\com\complus\dtc\dtc\adme\uiname.cpp:9280, Pid: 404
No Callstack,
 CmdLine: C:\WINDOWS\system32\msdtc.exe

Event ID: 53258
Description: MS DTC could not correctly process a DC Promotion/Demotion event. MS DTC will continue to function and will use the existing security settings. Error Specifics: %1

Event ID: 2103
Description: Process MAD.EXE (PID=2896). All Global Catalog Servers in use are not responding:
exch-server.KellyHulmePC.local

Event ID: 8197
Description: Error initializing session for virtual machine EXCH-SERVER. The error number is 0x8004011d. Make sure Microsoft Exchange Store is running.

Event ID: 125
Description: A fatal error occurred reading a value from the directory. No MTA name was found. Contact Microsoft Technical Support. [MTA MAIN BASE 1 12] (16)

Event ID: 9406
Description: There is not enough Performance Monitor memory to display the MTA Connections information.  Stop attached Performance Monitors and re-start the MTA. [BASE MAIN BASE 1] (14)

Event ID: 1121
Description: Error 0x80004005 connecting to the Microsoft Active Directory.

Event ID: 5000
Description: Unable to initialize the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service.   - Error 0x80004005.

Event ID: 9665
Description: The memory settings for this server are not optimal for Exchange.

Event ID: 2219
Description: The MTA is running recovery on the internal message database because the MTA was not shut down cleanly. This operation may take some time.  Status updates will be written to the Windows 2000 Event Log. [DB Server MAIN BASE 1 0] (14)

Progressive warning afterwards

Event ID: 2207
Description: The MTA is running recovery on the internal message database because the MTA was not shut down cleanly. This operation may take some time.  Status updates will be written to the Windows 2000 Event Log. [DB Server MAIN BASE 1 0] (14)





After windows boots the services don't start on their own (information store and MTA services)  but I can manually start them and outlook seems to work fine.


Any help would be appreciated.
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Fluid_Imagery
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upul007Commented:
I think and this is just a rough guess, Your old server was the DC previously. Enabling it would have caused the new server DC to go wonky. You will need to demote that server to a Backup DC, The new server as Primary DC and then check.

To get more info on how to do this, visit http://search.microsoft.com/results.aspx?mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&q=demoting+a+domain+controller

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Fluid_ImageryAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response upul007

The old server was taken out before the new one was put in basically.  The DC wasn't active on the older server before it was removed.  I do think it has something to do with Active Directory but I'm not sure what.

I'm toying with the idea of just pushing the GC over to the currently backup software and taking it off the exchange server completely, but I'm going to wait before I do that.
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Netman66Commented:
Uninstall DNS from the old server.  
Make sure original DNS server's zones are AD Integrated.
Reinstall DNS on old server and let replication create and populate DNS for you.  Manually creating identical zones is not the correct way to do this.
Make sure DHCP hands out your DNS servers only.  
Make sure the server NICs are pointed to your DNS servers only.
Put the ISP DNS addresses on the Forwarder tab of each DNS server - this is the only place to do this.

You should be good to go.






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