Exchange disappeared and have issues with email now
Posted on 2009-04-20
Let me list the problems I have, then a small elaboration of what's going on.
Ran Microsoft Exchange Best Practices Analyzer on my SBS 2003 server. When I try to connect to AD - I get "No exchange organization container found in domain." (I am logged on as administrator too - domain admin).
I open my ADSIEDIT.MSC - Expand the configuration container, - Expand the services container, - Expand the Exchange container, I see "CN=Active Directory Connections" container, but it's empty.
I opened a command prompt, went to my c:\program files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA folder and typed:
find /i "ou=" priv1.edb
Did a Ctrl+c to break the connection.
I see my O= Organization or Org name (in my case: O=APN) (APN is our domain name)
I see my ou= site name (in my case: OU=First Administrative Group)
When I open my Exchange System Manager, I get the error:
There is no Microsoft Exchange Organization in that domain
ID no: c1030a8c
Exchange System Manager
If I open an empty MMC snap-in to add exchange manager, I get this:
A "Change Domain Manager" dialog box opens.
It lists my domain (apn.local)
Current domain controller: server.apn.local (SERVER is the name of our SB S2003 server)
Change to: any writable Domain Control
Availble controllers in: apn.local
(and it lists: any writable domain controller and tempdc2.apn.local (site: default-first-site-name) (and why that is there is beyond me - that server doesn't exist anymore on the domain).
If I go into Active Directory Sites and Services - expand Site, expand Default-first-site-name, expand server, I see Server (my SBS 2003) and TempDC2 (a server already removed from the domain).
If I expand Server - I see NTDS settings. On the right, I see: Name: <automatically generated>, From Server: TempDC2, From: Default-First-Site-Name, Type: Connection.
If I got into the properties of the NTDS settings under SERVER, Global Catalog IS checked. connection tab says: replicate from: TempDC2. Replicate to: TempDC2.
Needless to say (and sorry the excessively long msg here) - my users are not getting email - probably because my exchange is missing or hiding or something. I wanted to come here before using one of my MSDN support calls. Can anyone help here? I'm willing to do a remote access session too if you can fix this (so you can get on the server).