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

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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 ?
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by:ravenrx7
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I've got two other DCs on the network running 2003 Server Standard BTW
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by:ravenrx7
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Ok Ive prep the done all the pre eqs and prep AD, still issues
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by:Acosta Technology Services
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Can you define the "issues" you're experiencing?
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by:Darius Ghassem
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DO NOT make your Exchange server a Domain Controller.

What are the actual problems?
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by:ravenrx7
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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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by:Acosta Technology Services
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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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by:ddiazp
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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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by:ddiazp
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Nvm.. posted a little too late
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by:ravenrx7
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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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by:ravenrx7
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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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by:Govvy
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Specify DC when you do the setup:

setup.com /mode:install /role:mailbox /DomainController:<hostname> /InstallWindowsComponents
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by:ravenrx7
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lol wow.. all day on the phone with MS support and we end up with a formatted server.. classic!
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