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On a new install exchange 2007 spk1 I am getting the following error message.  I cannot get past this and need an answer on what to look for in order to fix it?  Schema updates were ran on the old exchange 2003.

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On a side note the old exchange is hosting domain as well.  I have since put in a new domain controller.  Not the main one, because the old one is still managing, the second one is secondary.

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Stelian Stan

8/22/2022 - Mon
Stelian Stan

What order are you executing the prepare commands? prepareschema, prepareAD, preparedomain?
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In what order do you suggest I do the preschema?  I know I did this already on the old domain controller/Exchange 2003 server (Win2k3).  Remember to take into consideration this was combined earlier and now separated.  I have a new 2008 domain controller running (actually only as a pass through of information) and the Exchange 2007 will be on its own server (per Microsoft).

Give me some ideas?
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I am going through some of your suggestions, looking over some resolution tips from Microsoft.  One of the links in what you had suggested.


I don't even see what they are referring too on the older server, even after preschema was done.  Any suggestions will help in getting past trying to install this software.
Stelian Stan

There are many ways to install updates and service packs for Exchange, and many people will have the preferred method depending on the configuration of their environment.

However the following is the sequence that I have used which has served me well  
1. Update the Schema – this only needs to be performed once per-forest (setup /PrepareSchema)
2. Prepare the directory – this only needs to be performed once per-domain (setup /PrepareAD)

I'm wondering why you are not apply Service Pack 2 instead of Sp1.

To install Service Pack 2 you will need to ensure that your Exchange have Windows Installer Version 4.5 deployed. You can get Windows Installer 4.5 from the following link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942288 

I only have Exchange spk1 on file.  I will have to go to my volume licensing and see if they have the Spk2 ready for deployment.

As far as the Schema, exactly the same way I did it now I remember.  You did look over the screenshot of the error, correct?
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Stelian Stan

You can just download the file from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4c4bd2a3-5e50-42b0-8bbb-2cc9afe3216a

Download the 64 bit version, unpack and you are good to go.


I tried your suggestion I got a complete fail across the board, stating that Exchange 2007 Spk2 not compatiable with 2008 R2.  Crazy huh? Exchange-Spk2---Not-Compatiable-.doc

Here was the first one, in case you did not see this one. Exchange-2007-spk1.doc
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Stelian Stan

No other Exchange is supported on Win 2008 R2.