Exchange 2003 setup error -access denied
Posted on 2007-08-12
I have the following situation: I had an Exchange 2003 server that crashed. It had to be completely rebuilt and is now running Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition with SP2. It has been successfully joined to the existing domain and has Active Directory installed and operational (ran DCPromo successfully).
When I try to install Exchange 2003 Standard, I get several error messages and pop-ups.
First, I get a pop-up stating there is a known compatibilty problem with this version Windows. According to MIcrosoft tech notes this can ignored, is this true?
However, the main problem occurs when the System Attendant component is being installed. Here I get an error message that states:
Setup failed while installing sub-component System Attendant service with error code 0x80070005 (please consult the installation logs for a detailed description). You may cancel the installation or try the failed step again.
In the Exchange Installation log it states:
Error code 0X80070005 (5): Access denied.
I am running the installation as the Domain admin group and Enterprise Admin groups. I also checked and verified I had Exchange Full Admin rights. It all looks OK, so I'm not sure where to look next.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.