Exchange 2007 (Could not find any Domain Controller in domain)

Posted on 2008-10-20
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I recently had a power outage and some of my servers shutdown improperly. Now when I try to open up the Exchange Management Console, I get the following errors.

Microsoft Exchange Error
The following error(s) were reported while loading topology information:

Could not find any Domain Controller in domain (mydomain).local.

Domain controller not found in the domain "(mydomain).local".

Could not find any Domain Controller in domain (mydomain).local.

Domain controller not found in the domain "(mydomain).local".


I am still able to send and receive mail. Everything seems to be working but I cannot manage my Mail server. I can ping the primary and secondary domain controller so I am not sure what the issue is here.
Question by:dustinwk
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Accepted Solution

DenverRick earned 2000 total points
ID: 22759656
Sounds like a DNS problem.  Test with:

ping domain.local

ping DCx   (Domain Controller)

ping dcx.domain.local

All three must resolve and work.

Author Comment

ID: 22759696
I pinged from the exchange server and all three resolve to the primary domain controller

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31507890
Huh thats weird. I have been messing with this all morning. I first rebooted the server. No luck there. Then I flushed the DNS cache on the exchange server. Still no luck. Then I pinged all three items like you said from the exchange server. All worked. Now I can use the EMC and there are no erros.

Any ideas on why this fixed the issue? Don't get me wrong I'm glad it is fixed but I would love to know what happened and why this helped.

At any rate this somehow fixed my issue even though this was only a troubleshooting step so thanks!

Expert Comment

ID: 35358416
I'm running into this same error. All 3 DCs ping just fine, and just 12 minutes ago our application log displayed this:

Process STORE.EXE (PID=3916). Exchange Active Directory Provider has discovered the following servers with the following characteristics:
 (Server name | Roles | Enabled | Reachability | Synchronized | GC capable | PDC | SACL right | Critical Data | Netlogon | OS Version)
server1.domain.local      CDG 1 7 7 1 0 1 1 7 1
server2.domain.local      CDG 1 7 7 1 0 1 1 7 1
server3.domain.local      CDG 1 7 7 1 0 1 1 7 1

All server and domain names have been changed to protect the innocent :-)

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