Adding first Exchange 2007 server into Exchange 2000 Org - Issue
Posted on 2008-11-10
We have an Exchange 2000 Organization and today we successfully ran:
We installed the first Exchange 2007 server into the existing Org with the CAS role with no issues. We then went to add the Hub Transport server role onto the same server and at the "Mail Flow Settings" page, added the Exchange 2000 server which is the master server in the routing group. At the end of the install, it came up with a failure messages stating "the Exchange 2000 Server Computer Object could not be found in Active Directory"
I rebooted the server and noticed in ESM on our Exchange 2000 servers that there is now a routing group connection between the Exch2k7 server and the Exchange 2000 server I identified during setup. I queried AD for all of our Exchange 2000 servers and noticed there are no computer objects for any of them???
Should I manually create computer objects for our Exchange 2000 servers? Is this routing group connector between Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2000 (I understand it's temporary) legit even though the setup came back with errors?
Key questions are whether or not to manually create Exchange 2K computer objects and should I remove the Hub Transport role and reinstall after those objects are created?