So all I had was a exchange 2003 server. Got the funding to upgrade to 2010. I'm keeping the 2003 server for now.
So I installed 2010 on a new box, no problems. Began making connectors for it, and passed it over to someone I work with. He thought it would be fun to change the hostname, and it screwed everything up. Luckly, it was only a couple hours of work, so I decided to just wipe it, and re-install everything, right from windows 2008 R2 on. So I re-installed the OS, and went to re-install 2010 with a few speedbumps, and I was able to get through most of them except for one. I could really use some help on this.
Installing the mailbox role is the only thing that's not working. It's related to the Offline Address Book. I believe it has something to do with the re-install. Possibly something in adsiedit, or on the DC. But I am stumped and not finding much out there of this same issue. Here's what it throws back at me when I try to install the mailbox service. (keep in mind hub transport, and Client Access Roles are installed on the same server, and both are installed now, just can't get Mailbox working.)
Summary: 3 item(s). 1 succeeded, 1 failed.
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The following error was generated when "$error.Clear(); prepare-DefaultOfflineAddressBook -Server:$RoleFqdnOrName -DomainController:$RoleDomainController -PublicFolderDistributionEnabled:$RoleCreatePublicFolderDatabase" was run: "Couldn't find the default global address list. The default offline address book can't be created.".
Couldn't find the default global address list. The default offline address book can't be created.
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Any additional info you need, let me know. Any help would be appreciated. Sorry for lack of more... I'm just burnt out. Thanks. Cheers.