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Does the server need to be a DC to run Exchange 2010 Enterprise

Just wondering if the server running Exchange 2010 Enterprise needs to be a Domain Controller in the domain.
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Stelian StanNetwork AdministratorCommented:
NO. Is recommended to run an Exchange server on a separate box.
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MHCITAuthor Commented:
Yeah, I am running it on a seperate server but I keep getting a message when trying to create a new database.  The errors are attached.
ExchangeInstallationError.txt
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Stelian StanNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Did you try to create the database using the EMC?
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MHCITAuthor Commented:
That's what I'm using when I get this message.
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Stelian StanNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Have a look on this article:
http://www.scottfeltmann.com/index.php/2010/01/04/nt-able-to-create-new-databases-in-exchange-2010/

To resolve this issue run this command:

Set-ADServerSettings PreferredServer <DC FQDN>
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Stelian StanNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Or you can force the replication on your DC:

repadmin / syncall
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Stelian StanNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Sorry I missed something:
Set-ADServerSettings -PreferredServer <DC FQDN>
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MHCITAuthor Commented:
When I try to run Set-ADServerSettings  PreferredServer <DC FQDN> it doesn't recognize the first part of it.  When I run repadmin /syncall I get this:

DSBindWithCred to <Server Name> failed with status 1753 <0x6d9>:
              There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper.  

What does this mean?
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MHCITAuthor Commented:
I got it to run, I was using a cmd windows instead of the Exchange Management Shell.  Still having issues with the Database though.
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Stelian StanNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Have a look at this for troubleshooting RPC endpoint mapper problems: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=839880

How many DC do you have on your domain?
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