Exchange 2010 with SP1 error: Couldn't perform the operation because objects of type 'Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.SystemConfiguration.ResourceBookingConfig' couldn't be found on 'servername'

Posted on 2010-11-21
Last Modified: 2014-12-15

I am attemting to install Exchange 2010 with SP1 on the newly deployed Server 2008 R2

When I run setup it failes (at the time when it runs setup /preparschema) with following error:

Couldn't perform the operation because objects of type 'Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.SystemConfiguration.ResourceBookingConfig' couldn't be found on 'servername.domainname'

I have found following article:

but can't find CN-Global Settings when running ADSIEDIT.

any ideas?
Question by:pyotrek
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Expert Comment

ID: 34184047
the Resource Schema object under Global Settings in Active Directory directory service is missing.
Check this...should apply to 2010 also

Also, The exchange server needs to be in the same site as the schema master DC


Author Comment

ID: 34184053
Thank you but I already mentioned that article in my description of the problem.

My problem is that I cannot follow the suggestions from the article above as I do not see CN=Global Settings in adsiedit?!?!

and yes - may exchange server is in the same site as Schema master DC.
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Expert Comment

ID: 34184078
Maybe this one could help:
Do you have older versions of exchange in your organization?
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Author Comment

ID: 34184107
Thank you but the article that you are suggesting is just a pointer to the originally mentioned article in my original description.
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Expert Comment

ID: 34184173
Yes, I know. But it also has link to
Is it Exchange 2010 you are installing the first and the only exchange server in your organization or you already have Exchange 2003? If that is the case you will have to prepare legacy permissions also.

Accepted Solution

pyotrek earned 0 total points
ID: 34184220
I just figured out how to get to the CN=Global Settings object in ADSIEDIT and after following the article's ( suggestion it all works fine.

I would point out only to somone else trying to follow the KB949526 is - the location of the CN=Global Settings is as follows:

CN=Configuration, DC=<Domain>, DC=<suffix>
CN=Microsoft Exchange
CN=<Organization Name>

of course the articler shows the "Distinguished Name" which in simple terms is a backward path to the object.
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Expert Comment

ID: 34184713
I'm glad you have solved the problem.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 34216185
Solutions from BigBadWolf and davorin - altough accurate were already mentioned by author in original descripton of the problem.
Final answer was provided by the author of the question

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by:P Hurdle
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This issue is not resolved. I have not had time to address it. I will be back on shortly.

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