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I have a server on my domain that I am trying to install xchange 2010.  The server is brand new HP with 2008 r2 installed.  On the domain, DNS resolves, ping is returning fine.  I am logged in to the server as mydomain\admin.  When i run the installer i get the following error.
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Summary: 6 item(s). 2 succeeded, 4 failed.
Elapsed time: 00:00:39


Configuring Prerequisites
Completed

Elapsed Time: 00:00:00


Languages Prerequisites
Completed

Elapsed Time: 00:00:06


Hub Transport Role Prerequisites
Failed

Error:
Setup encountered a problem while validating the state of Active Directory: Could not find any Domain Controller in domain jaytechnology.com.
Click here for help... http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms.exch.err.default(EXCHG.141).aspx?v=14.1.218.11&e=ms.exch.err.Ex28883C&l=0&cl=cp

Elapsed Time: 00:00:10


Client Access Role Prerequisites
Failed

Error:
Setup encountered a problem while validating the state of Active Directory: Could not find any Domain Controller in domain jaytechnology.com.
Click here for help... http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms.exch.err.default(EXCHG.141).aspx?v=14.1.218.11&e=ms.exch.err.Ex28883C&l=0&cl=cp

Elapsed Time: 00:00:08


Unified Messaging Role Prerequisites
Failed

Error:
Setup encountered a problem while validating the state of Active Directory: Could not find any Domain Controller in domain jaytechnology.com.
Click here for help... http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms.exch.err.default(EXCHG.141).aspx?v=14.1.218.11&e=ms.exch.err.Ex28883C&l=0&cl=cp

Elapsed Time: 00:00:07


Mailbox Role Prerequisites
Failed

Error:
Setup encountered a problem while validating the state of Active Directory: Could not find any Domain Controller in domain jaytechnology.com.
Click here for help... http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms.exch.err.default(EXCHG.141).aspx?v=14.1.218.11&e=ms.exch.err.Ex28883C&l=0&cl=cp

Elapsed Time: 00:00:06
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by:Radweld
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Open command prompt,

Nslookup

Set type=srv

Jaytechnology.com

This will report back the dc exchange is attempting to communicate with. I've seen something similar when I was logged in as local admin instead of domain admin but you said you are logged into the domain.
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by:jaytechnology
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ok i ran the command and here are the results:
jaytechnology.com
        primary name server = xxxxxx.jaytechnology.com
        responsible mail addr = hostmaster.jaytechnology.com
        serial  = 57
        refresh = 900 (15 mins)
        retry   = 600 (10 mins)
        expire  = 86400 (1 day)
        default TTL = 3600 (1 hour)
>
I noticed that i do not have a hostmaster.jaytechnology.com
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by:jaytechnology
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I am still getting the same error:
Error:
Setup encountered a problem while validating the state of Active Directory: Could not find any Domain Controller in domain jaytechnology.com.
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Radweld earned 2000 total points
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Dns is very important in exchange, can you ping your dc by short name or by fully qualified name?

Have you reviewed the setup log file? It might give more errors
You can find the setup log at

<system drive>\ExchangeSetupLogs\ExchangeSetup.log. The <system drive> variable represents the root directory of the drive where the operating system is installed.



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by:jaytechnology
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Yes sir.  What I did instead was installed exchange directly on the DC.  This worked.  I am so confused.
I was able to nslookup, ping you name it.  
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Would need to see the setup log to help further but if you found an alternative solution that's great.
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