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Exchange 2010 Mailbox Role Installation Fails

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My Exchange 2010 Mailbox Role Installation failed with this error

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Completed

Elapsed Time: 00:00:07


Mailbox Role
Failed

Error:
The following error was generated when "$error.Clear(); Get-MailboxDatabase -Server $RoleFqdnOrName | Mount-Database -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue" was run: "The active server for database Mailbox Database 0297581754 (cda12ff9-b82b-4730-ad22-d1582086644f) could not be found.".

The active server for database Mailbox Database 0297581754 (cda12ff9-b82b-4730-ad22-d1582086644f) could not be found.

Elapsed Time: 00:04:30


Finalizing Setup
Cancelled


[02/18/2010 16:28:39.0788] [2] Searching objects "Mailbox Database 0297581754" of type "Database" under the root "$null".
[02/18/2010 16:28:39.0804] [2] Previous operation run on domain controller 'xxxxxx.com'.
[02/18/2010 16:28:39.0804] [2] Processing object "Mailbox Database 0297581754".
[02/18/2010 16:28:39.0820] [2] Resolved current organization: .
[02/18/2010 16:28:39.0913] [2] [WARNING] An unexpected error has occurred and a Watson dump is being generated: The active server for database Mailbox Database 0297581754 (cda12ff9-b82b-4730-ad22-d1582086644f) could not be found.
[02/18/2010 16:28:39.0913] [2] [ERROR] The active server for database Mailbox Database 0297581754 (cda12ff9-b82b-4730-ad22-d1582086644f) could not be found.
[02/18/2010 16:29:24.0155] [2] [ERROR] The pipeline has been stopped.
[02/18/2010 16:29:24.0171] [1] The following 1 error(s) occurred during task execution:
[02/18/2010 16:29:24.0171] [1] 0.  ErrorRecord: The active server for database Mailbox Database 0297581754 (cda12ff9-b82b-4730-ad22-d1582086644f) could not be found.
[02/18/2010 16:29:24.0171] [1] 0.  ErrorRecord: Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.ObjectNotFoundException: The active server for database Mailbox Database 0297581754 (cda12ff9-b82b-4730-ad22-d1582086644f) could not be found.
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If you open up an Exchange Management Shell on the Exchange mailbox server and enter in the following:

Get-Mailbox -Arbitration

It will list all the arbitration mailboxes in the organization.  If this is your only Exchange 2010 mailbox server in the organization, then you can remove them with the following:

Get-Mailbox -Arbitration | Remove-Mailbox

If you have other Exchange 2010 mailbox servers, then you are going to need to filter it to only this server.  Do that with the following:

Get-Mailbox -Server SERVERNAME -Arbitration | Remove-Mailbox

where SERVERNAME is the hostname of the mailbox server you are trying to uninstall.

More Info:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/exchange2010/thread/b8e69002-8043-4922-b54f-6a6d56b820fb

http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/11/09/453117.aspx

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