Solved

Is there a way of reconnecting ‘MS Exchange’ server to Active directory without having to re-configure the ‘Ms Exchange’ from the beginning?

Posted on 2006-07-10
3
174 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
A client has ‘ISA 2004’ and ‘Ms Exchange 2003’ in his network running on ‘Windows 2003 Standard Server’. Ms Exchange is behind the ISA and not in the local network.
For his own security reasons a second (image) set of disks for each of these servers was created. At first both sets for each server worked. After leaving one set working for some time and then tried changing to the second set the servers stopped communicating with the active directory service. Now both sets give the same massage when trying to logon “Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found. Please try again later. If this message continues to appear, contact your system administrator for assistance.”.

After trying several things on ISA, we disjoined and rejoined it to the domain and started working without any problem. This can not be done with the Exchange server. The ‘Ms Exchange’ server was moved into the LAN but it still gives the same message. In a desperate attempt the account of that server in Active Directory was reset.

Is there a way of reconnecting ‘MS Exchange’ server to Active directory without having to re-configure the ‘Ms Exchange’ from the beginning?
0
Comment
Question by:Lambros Lambrinos
3 Comments
 
LVL 104

Accepted Solution

by:
Sembee earned 500 total points
ID: 17074721
You could try a reinstall of Exchange. By that I mean choosing reinstall from Add/Remove programs. You will need to reapply the service pack afterwards.

However I was surprised that this imaging system worked. AD is very time sensitive, and the second image would be out of date very quickly afterwards - at most 30 days later when the domain machine passwords updated.

Simon.
0

Featured Post

Maximize Your Threat Intelligence Reporting

Reporting is one of the most important and least talked about aspects of a world-class threat intelligence program. Here’s how to do it right.

Join & Write a Comment

by Batuhan Cetin In this article I will be guiding through the process of removing a failed DC metadata from Active Directory (hereafter, AD) using the ntdsutil tool in a Windows Server 2003 environment. These steps are not necessary in a Win…
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
This video discusses moving either the default database or any database to a new volume.
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now