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I recently installed Windows Server 2008 R2 server. I installed Exchange 2010 on it and everything is working fine so far. I was just fine tuning some things and realized that active directory is installed. I can see all users and computers on the domain. The problem is I did not set this up as a domain controller (or even a secondary dc). At least not on purpose. Is this something different in R2 or did I make a mistake somewhere? Is there any problem with this?
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It is probably just the Ad tools. Check in ADUC and see if your exchange server is listed in the Domain Controllers OU.
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Exchange would need active directory installed to exist in a domain properly.  It does nto make it a DC, but with out AD tools you would have issues with accounts.
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by:Suliman Abu Kharroub
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any others DC on the domain.
Exchange could not be installed without preparing AD domain an forest.

run:
netdom query FSMO
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by:Lee W, MVP
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One CRITICALLY IMPORTANT note - once the machine is an Exchange Server, whether or not it's a DC, you CANNOT demote or promote it from it's DC status.  Doing so breaks Exchange.  
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The correct DC is listed in ADUC. Thanks for the re-assurance.
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