I currently have a single Exchange 2010 server environment and was working on getting a second server installed. The 2nd server was added into the environment but unfortunatly, bit the dust over night.
Fortunately, I did not have any mailboxes or anything important residing on the server...yet. I rebuilt the server on a different piece of hardware and followed Microsoft's guildlines for Exchange recovery using the setup /m:RecoverServer.
However, every time I attempt this recovery, I get stuck in the exact same spot
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
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E:\EXGSP1>setup /m:recoverserver /t:E:\EXGSRVR
Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Unattended Setup
Setup will continue momentarily, unless you press any key and cancel the
installation. By continuing the installation process, you agree to the license
terms of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.
If you don't accept these license terms, please cancel the installation. To
review the license terms, please go to
Press any key to cancel setup................
No key presses were detected. Setup will continue.
Preparing Exchange Setup
Copying Setup Files COMPLETED
The following server roles will be recovered
Hub Transport Role
Client Access Role
Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check
Configuring Prerequisites COMPLETED
Language Pack Checks COMPLETED
Hub Transport Role Checks COMPLETED
Client Access Role Checks COMPLETED
Mailbox Role Checks COMPLETED
Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server
Preparing Setup COMPLETED
Stopping Services COMPLETED
Copying Exchange Files COMPLETED
Language Files COMPLETED
Restoring Services COMPLETED
Hub Transport Server Role FAILED
The following error was generated when "$error.Clear();
if ($exsSid -eq $null -or $exsSid -eq "")
$exsSid = get-ExchangeServerGroupSID -DomainController $RoleDomainCont
start-setupservice -ServiceName MSExchangeADTopology -ServiceParameter
" was run: "Service 'MSExchangeADTopology' failed to reach status 'Runni
ng' on this server.".
The Exchange Server setup operation didn't complete. More details can be found
in ExchangeSetup.log located in the <SystemDrive>:\ExchangeSetupLogs folder.
Exchange Server setup encountered an error.
Every time the Hub Transport Server Role gets configured, it halts at 98% when it's trying to start the MS Exchange AD Topology service.
I've gone through the Microsoft articles and followed them exactly but with no luck.
I made sure to reset the computer account, the targetdir is in the correct spot as well. The server is set up exactly how the old server was.
Since I do not need any data saved from this specific Exchange server, I need to get this server out of EMC. I can easily just rebuild the server with a different name, but I can't have the old server hanging out in EMC.
I know you can remove it from EMC via the ADSI Edit tool, but every article I've read regarding this has been too vague. What EXACTLY do i need to delete out of ADSI Edit.
Is it just Services->MS Exchange->(Org)->Admin groups->Exg Admin Group->Servers->(Bad Server) ? or are there other objects I need to remove?