Exchange 2010 Setup Errors: PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions & prepareschema

Posted on 2011-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Don't know why I am getting the following error, Have tried everything to fix, but to no prevail

E:\> /prepareschema

Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Unattended Setup

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. If you don't accept these license terms,
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Press any key to cancel setup................
No key presses were detected.  Setup will continue.
Preparing Exchange Setup

    Copying Setup Files              ......................... COMPLETED

No server roles will be installed

Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check

    Organization Checks              ......................... FAILED
     Active Directory does not exist or cannot be contacted.

     The Active Directory Schema is not up-to-date, and this user account is not
 a member of the 'Schema Admins' and/or 'Enterprise Admins' group.

     Global updates need to be made to Active Directory, and this user account i
s not a member of the 'Enterprise Admins' group.
Question by:Rasheedlh
    LVL 11

    Assisted Solution

    by:Renato Montenegro Rustice
    The user you are using to run this command is member of the groups "Schema Admins" and "Enterprise Admins"?

    If they are not, add them, force an replication, logoff and logon again. Try the command again.

    Accepted Solution

    they were members, but I needed to force the replication and then logoff and then back on and everything worked.

    Thank you...

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