Offline address list and recipient update missing from system manager

Posted on 2009-04-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have noticed today that in our exchange org (2003 SP2 on 2003 server) under recipients i have (details templates, Address templates and recipient policies). No GAL, no address lists, no offline address lists etc.

I checked adsi edit and under our exchange org address lists container I just have ("all address lists" and "all global a\ddress lists")

If I look under public folders and show system folders I can see the offline address lists there and there are replicaiting to servers but clients are not able to download them and as I mentioned above we have the "small" issue that we are missing several key bits from exchange admin.

We recently did a schema update of our domain from 2003 to 2008 for windows. If that is any thought but its supposed to work together and I hate to think that microsoft remove stuff in those updates.
Question by:AnritsuLTD
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    Expert Comment

    Schema updates shouldn't affect your Exchange, as 2008 schema changes are for a new domain controller in a 2003 domain environment.

    Is there any error message in event viewer? Have you tried restating the Information Store?


    Author Comment

    That is my thought aswell.
    There are no errors in event viewer. This is the same on all servers I have tried in the exchange org.
    I did reboot one of the servers and no better.

    When I try to expand the recipients object under exchange admin I get the error "there is no such object on the server"
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    the step would be that run "setup /forestprep" using exchange server cd, if posible also run "setup /domainprep".

    this should resolve your problem.


    Author Closing Comment

    after the domainprep you also need to ensure that the Exchange domain servers group is a member of the exchange enterprise servers group.

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