Win2k3 Forest, All servers are Win2k3
Parent Domain: parent.com
Child Domain 1: child1.com, child1DC
Child Domain 2: child2.com, child2DC
Can we have separate Exchange 2007 installations on Child1 and Child2? Reason for this is we are trying to merge 2 companies, but we want each one to have it's own Exchange and AD infrastructure.
Also, read a few posts that state you can have only one Exchange organization per forest. What does this exactly mean and how will this affect the above?
Depending on how the above info is answered, I have this other issue. Exchange 2007 is up and running on child1 domain, but when trying to install on child2, I get this error when setup checks the 4 roles I want the server to handle:
Setup encountered a problem while validating the state of Active Directory: Failed to create a connection to any of the servers in the topology provider
netstat shows nothing is being blocked, and the DC seems to be running fine. Running DCdiag on the DC does not show any issues, and a search for this error does not return anything useful anywhere. Nothing is recorded in the event logs as to the cause of the problem. Any suggestions?