Solved

Can't connect to Exchange 2010

Posted on 2010-11-24
5
671 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
We are have real problems connecting to Exchange 2010, I think there maybe a DNS or DC problem but just can't locate it.

History:
We had exchange 2003 before this and have moved all the mail boxs over to the new one.
The old exchange server also used to have all the FSMO roles these have also been moved to the new machine.

Everthing had been working ok for a couple of months, but we did have a similar problem in the week we migrated servers. Not sure how this was resolved, seem to recall shutingdown and restarting alll the servers in different sequnces and then is started working.

Any ideas would be useful, failing that is it possible to revert back to Exchange 2003?
0
Comment
Question by:Fubschuk
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:GreatVargas
ID: 34206294
Do you have all exchange services running? how many exchange 2010 servers do you have? if you can shutdown all servers please do the following:

1- clear event log on all servers (exchange and dc)
2- shutdown all servers (exchange and dc)
3- boot dc's
4- check dc's event log for errors
5- check if all services with automatic startup are running
6-boot exchange
7- check dc's event log for errors
8- check if all services with automatic startup are running

post results
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
dexIT earned 500 total points
ID: 34206985
run dcdiag /fix and dcdiag/test:dns to determine if there are any conflicts
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Kaffiend
ID: 34210157
What exactly is the problem?

Can't connect to Exchange 2010 - Cannot open a console to the server?  Outlook clients cannot connect?  It;s not talking to the outside world?  ActiveSync?  The OWA website?  What?  
0
 

Author Comment

by:Fubschuk
ID: 34210705
OWA is working fine it is the Outlook clients that now cannot connect.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Fubschuk
ID: 34212464
Thanks it pointed me in the right direction, I managed to get outlook connected, but still have issues that need fixing.
I have narrowed the problem down to AD replication, after forcing replication on the DC's Outlook was able to connect.

I will start a new question with details about this

Thanks
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

A safe way to clean winsxs folder from your windows server 2008 R2 editions
MS Outlook is a world-class email client application that is mainly used for e-communication globally.  In this article, we will discuss the basic idea about MS Outlook, its advanced features, and types of MS Outlook File formats.
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question