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Issue installing Exchange 2010

Posted on 2011-03-22
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I had installed a version of Exchange 2010 into an exchange 2003 environment but had to uninstall it due to installing an incorrect version.

I uninstalled exchange via add/remove programs but had to delete a few arbitrary accounts via adsiedit before it would completely uninstall.

Upon installing the new exchange server with the correct version I ran into an error about being unable to find the routing group. So I went back into the exchange system manager on the exchange 2003 box and deleted the administrative group that was created by the original exchange 2010 install hoping that the Exchange 2010 I was installing would re-create the administrative group again.

I have re-ran the exchange 2010 setup now but it is failing on the hub transport role install with the following message:

The following error was generated when "$error.Clear(); if ($server -eq $null) {
Add-RoutingGroupMember -DomainController $RoleDomainController - ServerName $RoleNetBIOSName }" was run. "Could not find a direcotry entry for the server EXCHANGE."

This is an excerpt from the setup log:

[03/22/2011 19:02:26.0714] [2] Used domain controller merovingian.xxxxx.lan to read object DC=xxxx,DC=lan.
[03/22/2011 19:02:26.0714] [2] Could not find a directory entry for the server EXCHANGE.
[03/22/2011 19:02:26.0761] [1] The following 1 error(s) occurred during task execution:
[03/22/2011 19:02:26.0761] [1] 0.  ErrorRecord: Could not find a directory entry for the server EXCHANGE.
[03/22/2011 19:02:26.0761] [1] 0.  ErrorRecord: Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Tasks.CouldNotFindServerDirectoryEntryException: Could not find a directory entry for the server EXCHANGE.
[03/22/2011 19:02:26.0761] [1] The following error was generated when "$error.Clear(); if ($server -eq $null) { Add-RoutingGroupMember -DomainController $RoleDomainController -ServerName $RoleNetBIOSName }" was run: "Could not find a directory entry for the server EXCHANGE.".
[03/22/2011 19:02:26.0761] [1] Could not find a directory entry for the server EXCHANGE.
[03/22/2011 19:02:26.0777] [1] [WARNING] <<<  Setup failed to execute a task. Dumping all variables.... >>>

Any ideas?
Question by:themightydude
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Expert Comment

ID: 35193068
Run "DCDiag /v /a” and “NetDiag /v” to check the health of DC and the connection to DC.

Author Comment

ID: 35200730
Rand DCdiag /v /a /s:adserver

Looks like all the tests passed..only one that didn't was the services test.

Says: Checking service RpcSs
Invalid service type: RpcSs on AD SERVER, current value WIN32_OWN_Process, expected value WIN32_SHARE_Process.

Netdiag doesn't get recognized as a command.

Accepted Solution

themightydude earned 0 total points
ID: 35202772
Ended up fixing this.

It has to do with the fact that the version I was trying to install was an older version of Exchange. So I ended up just putting the newest version that I had which included SP1.

Had to uninstall exchange as part of it got loaded back in through the previous re-install attempts.

Rand /p from the command prompt while in the exchange setup folder.

After that, I ran the GUI installer and voila.


Author Closing Comment

ID: 35230131
Solved it on my own.

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