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

Posted on 2008-10-20
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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.

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

get-ExchangeServer
Failed
Error:
Could not find any Domain Controller in domain (mydomain).local.

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





get-UMServer
Failed
Error:
Could not find any Domain Controller in domain (mydomain).local.

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




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OK
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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.
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Sounds like a DNS problem.  Test with:

ping domain.local

ping DCx   (Domain Controller)

ping dcx.domain.local

All three must resolve and work.
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by:dustinwk
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I pinged from the exchange server and all three resolve to the primary domain controller
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by:dustinwk
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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!
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by:ex-rocker
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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)
In-site:
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
 Out-of-site:

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