Exchange server 2003 no store showing when creating mailbox thru AD
Posted on 2007-10-05
I have had an SBS2003 box running for a while and now we needed to install exchange. Exchange wasnt setup initially, so I used the original CDs to begin the setup and I selected exchange server, which was not installed and went through the motions to install it.
I selected the drives for the store and transaction logs etc.
The server threw an error 3/4 of the way installing - "Setup failed while installing sub-component doctor watson.net with error code 0xc1037986(please consult the installtion logs for a detailed desription). You may have to ancel the installation or try the failed setup again.
When you press cancel, it continues. it threw up a couple mre different errors which I didnt get and it appeared to continue, only to find out when it finished, I could load system manaager but for 1, the directories ie. system store and transaction dbase were not created during the setup process.
I also realised after the fact, that I had run setup from the original CDs SP1 and the server was SP2. Dont know if this will affect it.
If I go to AD and assign a mailbox to a user, no store appears to allocate this to, so I cant cotinue.
It appears an exchange service is also not running.
Any ideas what I should do. I tried removing exchange from SBS installation but it wouldnt let me uninstall.
Can I mount a store and create the logs or am I better to take another course of action?