i have just built a new server 2008 box with a view to making this my new dc + exchange and will be taking over from my existing server 2003 domain.
the server 2008 has been joined to my existing 2003 domain and i have installed exchange 2010.
when the install finished, it reported an error that the information store service timed out.
i cannot start this service or the transport service.
the IS service is reporting the following two errors:
Error 0x8004010f connecting to Active Directory.
Unable to initialize the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service. - Error 0x8004010f.
the transport service starts, but then stops very soon after with these errors:
There is no default authoritative domain or the domain name is empty.
A configuration update occurred but the internal Microsoft.Exchange.Transport.TransportSettingsConfiguration cache failed to load. Microsoft Exchange will retain the existing configuration. The Transport Settings configuration couldn't be found.