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Exchange 2003 Cannot reach configuration domain controller

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Manzoor_AFlag for United States of America asked on
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I received event id 2090 from MSExchangeDSAccess
 
1."Process WMIPRVSE.EXE -EMBEDDING (PID=236). The Configuration Domain Controller specified in the registry (DC1) is unreachable. DSAccess will choose the Configuration Domain Controller from the list of available Domain Controllers."
 
2."Process EMSMTA.EXE (PID=3784). The Configuration Domain Controller specified in the registry (DC1) is unreachable. DSAccess will choose the Configuration Domain Controller from the list of available Domain Controllers. "
 
3."Process INETINFO.EXE (PID=736). The Configuration Domain Controller specified in the registry (DC1) is unreachable. DSAccess will choose the Configuration Domain Controller from the list of available Domain Controllers. "
 
4."Process STORE.EXE (PID=3688). The Configuration Domain Controller specified in the registry (DC1) is unreachable. DSAccess will choose the Configuration Domain Controller from the list of available Domain Controllers."
 
5."Process MAD.EXE (PID=2616). The Configuration Domain Controller specified in the registry (DC1) is unreachable. DSAccess will choose the Configuration Domain Controller from the list of available Domain Controllers. " 

I have 2 domain controllers, a PDU with active directory connector installed on it (DC1), and a secondary DC2 for backup. I've added the DC1 as the configuration dc. When I add the user, the exchange doesn't create a mailbox or email address (AD connector on exchange does update and shows the user though). But no email address still.
When I let the exchange server automatically select domain controllers and/or configuration server, it automatically selects the second one, and never sees the primary one. This configuration of course doesn't help my situation. Please note that an exchange expert had set it up (added DC1 to list of configuration and domain controllers manually) and it had been working fine till now.

Please help.
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