Exchange 2003 in 2008 Domain

Posted on 2010-01-11
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Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Hello - we currently are running an Exchange 2000 box (server 2000 OS) in a domain that we upgraded last year from AD2000 to AD2008.  We will be installing a new 2003 Server with 2003 Exchange.  As I'm going through this in a lab environment I am trying to perform the setup /forestprep and setup /domainprep as I was instructed.  However, when running the setup/forestprep on my 2008 box (AD controller) I get the following error:

Microsoft Active Directy -Exchange Extension
"The specified module could not be found'
Facility: win32
ID No: C007007e
MS Acctive Directory Exchange Connection.

I've searched for this error but have not found any solutions that seem to work.  Any ideas?  I have only tried this in my lab environment - have not tried on the actual 2008 AD box.  


Question by:BCHCAdmin
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by:Glen Knight
ID: 26285461
Is the 2008 box 64bit?
If so Exchange 2003 is not supported on 64bit which is why the command will not run.

Author Comment

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No - 32bit.

Exchange 2003 is on a 32bit 2003 Server OS box.  The 2008 OS (DC) is 32 bit.
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by:Glen Knight
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Are you trying to run the forestprep on the 2008 server?

You need to do it from the 2003 server.

Exchange 2003 is not supported on 2008 so i suspect that is why you are getting this message
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Author Comment

ID: 26285666
Yes - I was attempting to run it fromt he 2008 server.  I was able to run both (/forestprep & /domainprep) successfully from the 2003 box in my lab environment.  

Question though - this is ok even though my 2003 is only a member server and not a dc?

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Glen Knight earned 1000 total points
ID: 26285703
Should be fine as long as you run it with a user that has access to modify the schema.

Did it say it ran sucessfully?

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Yes - it did.  I will continue with my testing.  Thanks much!

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