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/prepareAD error while installing first  Exchange 2010

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While preparing for first Exchange 2010 installation, I got this error while running /prepareAD. (I am attaching screenshot for reference) on server 2008R2

I found this container in adsiedit. What is the purpose of this container (CN = UCE Content Filter). Will it harm anything to delete this or is there any other way to troubleshoot this?

PS:   I have one Exchange 2003 server active but is not online. My all other servers are running on Exchange 2007 SP2.

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c:\exchangelogs\exchangesetup.log

Please upload that.

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Its a 6MB log file. Can you please send me your email address to sgoel@jmls.edu and I will send it over.

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You can upload it here. Other experts will be able to take a look at the log and provide suggestions too.
After the question is closed, the log file can be deleted so that there are no public logs left for your org.
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Here are the setup logs..Thanks
ExchangeSetup.log
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Give me sometime. Out for lunch
will post back
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The error
[08/18/2010 06:15:56.0120] [1] Error = System.Collections.ArrayList {Active Directory operation failed on jmls-ad-1.JMLS.EDU.
The object 'CN=UCE Content Filter,CN=Message Delivery,CN=Global Settings,CN=The John Marshall Law School,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=JMLS,DC=EDU' already exists.; }
[08/18/2010 06:15:56.0120] [1] ErrorActionPreference = Continue
[08/18/2010 06:15:56.0120] [1] ErrorView = NormalView

>> can you uninstall IMF from your Exchange 2003 SP2 before proceeding with this.
how many exchange servers do you have in your org.
what roles are installed on them.

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by:jmls
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I have a total of 4 exchange servers running on Exchange 2007 SP2.  There is one CAs, HT and two MB servers.  All the mailboxes are on 2007 servers only.

There is one old Exchnage 2003 server which is offline for a while now. It has no use. I was thinkiong of getting rid of it after Upgrade to 2010.

Will uninstalling IMF affect any live operations/services?

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The ad key is from 2003
Did you gracefully remove the last exchange 2003 ?

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Nopes..it is still there..I was planning to remove it at the end..Shoudl I do it now due to this error?

I had few old 2003 exchnage servers which were not removed gracefully but just shut down.. I can not access them now. How should i get rid of their records?
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Adsiedit
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Will post back
Lunching right now

Did you get the same error when installing 2007 ?
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Thats what I was thinking (getting rid of their records through adsiedit).

I dont remeber getting any error when installed 2007 or upgraded to SP2.
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Download this

http://www.joeware.net/freetools/tools/adfind/index.htm

start > run > cmd

navigate to where you extracted adfine

adfind -sc c:SERVER1 > c:\server1.txt

Run this for all the decommissioned exchange servers.

lets find out where they are hiding.
we can navigate to that container using adsiedit later.
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by:jmls
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I have found (location) all the four servers running those commands.. There is only I can see all the servers too..I will go ahead and delete those old servers during maintenance window.
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Reinstall SP2 on Exchnage 2003 server didnt help either..Had to delete UCE content fIlter after consulting MS support technician. That solved the problem
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