I'm bringing up a brand new network for one of my clients. I built a brand new server, installed windows 2003 and then promoted it to a DC. Everything went fine until I tried to install exchange.
(I'm aware of the pitfalls associated with installing exchange on a DC. Unfortunately, they are a necessary evil in this situation)
setup /forestprep returns the following error:
The component "Microsoft Exchange Forest Preparation" cannot be assigned
the action "ForestPrep" because:
- Either you do not have permission to update the Active
Directory schema or Active Directory service is currently too busy.
I'm aware of the Knowledge base article KB274196 which identifies the "remote registry service" as the culprit. My server has this service running correctly and my Exchange setup log does not contain the same errors listed in that KB article.
Here is a copy of my exchange install log: http://pastebin.ca/730149
Here is a copy of netdiag's output: http://pastebin.ca/730151
Here is a copy of dcdiag's output: http://pastebin.ca/730152
Any assistance would be appreciated.