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exchange 2010 PrepareDomains: issue

Posted on 2011-09-27
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I have Exchange 2010-2003 coexistence with one forest with one root and 3 child domains.  Everything is working as should with root domain.  When moving mailboxes from child domains I have insufficient rights on two, and unable to contact domain for the third.  When running setup /PrepareDomains I keep getting Exchange Server setup operation didn't complete and needs reboot.  I have rebooted several times and no change. All servers are 2003 SP2 and properly set for exchange 2010 install.  The new Exchange 2010 server is running off 2008 R2.  Exchange 2003 is running of 2003 SP2.  

Any suggestions?
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The account you are logged in with MUST be both a member of the Enterprise admins group AND the Domain Admins group for the domain you are running PrepareDomain against.

Can you confirm that you meet BOTH criteria?
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The account is in both groups for the root domain
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The child domains will only have mail enabled users
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The account needs to be in the Domain Admins group for the child domain(s) also.
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The account is in the built in admins group for the child domains due to not being able to be in global domain admins group.
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Cool, glad you got it sorted :)
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Neilsr,

Thanks for your help!
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