Do I need to run dcpromo on my 2008 R2 SP1 when installing exchange 2010

I've been hit around with run prep this, prep that, then I've also heard just run dcpromo,
the question is....
Do I need to run dcpromo on my 2008 R2 SP1 when installing exchange 2010 ?
ravenrx7Asked:
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Stelian StanConnect With a Mentor Network AdministratorCommented:
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ravenrx7Author Commented:
I've got two other DCs on the network running 2003 Server Standard BTW
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ravenrx7Author Commented:
Ok Ive prep the done all the pre eqs and prep AD, still issues
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Acosta Technology ServicesCommented:
Can you define the "issues" you're experiencing?
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Darius GhassemCommented:
DO NOT make your Exchange server a Domain Controller.

What are the actual problems?
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ravenrx7Author Commented:
thats what Ive heard not to make it a DC

Goodness..where to began...
Ive followed all the pre eqs

installed exchange
was setting up the roles and on mail box role, i get an error no provisioning
Ive spent a solid week on this

So actuall problem, when moving over the mailboxes-- they error out
No provision handler is installed..

and this is where people tell me have you done the pre eqs... YES, ive quad checked them
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Acosta Technology ServicesCommented:
Is your account a member of the following groups:

1. Exchange Organization Administrators.
2. Local Administrators

One option is to remove the mailbox role and reinstall with a switch that defines your domain controller:

setup.com /mode:install /role:mailbox /DomainController:DC.yourdomain.com /InstallWindowsComponents



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ddiazpCommented:
Can you tell us the exact error messages you're getting?

I ran into TONS of issues installing 2010 but was able to work through them, make sure you're launching the installation as administrator (it's weird like that)
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ddiazpCommented:
Nvm.. posted a little too late
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ravenrx7Author Commented:
well Im guessing there is AD issues, maybe prep work but
i just now tried to use the powershell
Setup.com /m:install /r:m

got the error again - No provision handler is installed..


Also got a stupid question before I used the GUI preparing the AD, I want to try using the PS, put when i enter in a command setup.com /prepareAD/ the cursor jumps over to the right like I need to point where I want to save the files?
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ravenrx7Author Commented:
or for example..
I tried to follow this documentation  locating the SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY folder and replicating it to the new server, when I click add i get a " there are no public folder which do not a replica of this folder"

Thats why i think it's something with the prep work, if i knew how to work that PS that would be great
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GovvyCommented:
Specify DC when you do the setup:

setup.com /mode:install /role:mailbox /DomainController:<hostname> /InstallWindowsComponents
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ravenrx7Author Commented:
lol wow.. all day on the phone with MS support and we end up with a formatted server.. classic!
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