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Exchange/Active Directory Replication issue

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I recently added a server 2008 to my AD and transferred all roles over to that new server. the thought was to migrate over to all server 2008. Everything seemed to be working ok. I have the 2008 server running as a DNS and I changed DHCP to hand out the new 08 server as its primary DNS. All of that seems to be working ok. My problem is that I am migrating from an Exchange 2003 to an Exchange 2010 server. I am almost complete and moved over a single mail box to the new exchange server. I am able to connect to my OWA with my login/password but outlook will not connect. It keeps asking for a password. I thought it may be a replication error on this domain controller so I tried to force a replication and received the following error:

The Following error occurred during the attempt to contact the Domain Controller File01: Access Denied.

File01 is the 08 server... I can replicate from my other DC's though just not from this primary.
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by:Amit
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I assume firewall is disable. Download PortQuery GUI tool and check the connection between both DC's.  If you see and error ending with code 02 that means connection issue.
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seems to query it fine... It can get the ip and name within the port query
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by:Amit
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Why don't you try this, recycle DC servers and then Exchange server. Check again. Also add new dc in dns properties on exchange server. I assume you are using ad integrated dns.
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by:eli290
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The new exchange server already has the new DC as its primary DNS server. I am rebooting the exchange server now
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by:Amit
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After reboot, goto cmd and run set l and check which dc it is logged in.
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by:eli290
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ok so it logged into a DC that is not the new one and now i can connect... So something is up with that new DC. Any thoughts?
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by:Amit
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It is not issue with DC it is with Exchange, it might not discovered the new dc, after reboot topology service discovered it.
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so even with the

The Following error occurred during the attempt to contact the Domain Controller File01: Access Denied.

File01 is the 08 server... I can replicate from my other DC's though just not from this primary.

you dont think file01 has an issue?
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Open cmd and run this command and post it

repadmin /replsum
 repadmin /showreps

Check this too
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2022387
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by:Amit
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I also suggest you to use these two commands also

dcdiag /test:replications
repadmin /showrepl /errorsonly
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Directory Server Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   Trying to find home server...
   Home Server = File01
   * Identified AD Forest.
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests
   
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\FILE01
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ......................... FILE01 passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests
   
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\FILE01
      Starting test: Replications
         ......................... FILE01 passed test Replications
   
   
   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
   
   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones
   
   Running partition tests on : Schema
   
   Running partition tests on : Configuration
   
   Running partition tests on : domain
   
   Running enterprise tests on : domain.com
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result looks fine any event id error you see?
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