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Posted on 2008-11-17
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I have built a new Exchange server, but when I come to create a new user in Active Directory and create a new mailbox for that user, AD does not list the new server in the Server drop down list box. All other Exchange servers in organisation show up.
The Exchange services are all started, and there are no errors in the event logs.
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by:rakeshmiglani
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by any chance did you select this server to be a front-end server?
you can confirm that by checking this new server's properties via the ESM.
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by:25degc
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Yes I did - that was nice easy points! I need it to be a front end server as well as servicing mailboxes. If I remove the tick, will this stop it OWA, activesync, RPC over HTTP etc from working?
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rakeshmiglani earned 500 total points
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a front-end server cannot host mailboxes. that is the reason it is not showing up when you are creating mailboxes.
this is by design and cannot be changed.
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by:25degc
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Very quick response to a problem that's been driving me mad!
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