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Hello,

I am installing a coexistent 2010 exchange SP1 server with our Exchange 2003 server
We will eventually move everything over to 2010 server and uninstall exchange 2003.

I have done the prerequisites, filter packs, Hotfixes, Legacy permissions, and prepared the AD Schema.
Ran the setup /PrepareAD to update the Active Directory. All of these completed with no errors.

I ran the Exchange 2010 DVD (setup.exe), pick my rolls and install everything with no errors, updated (windows update), and restarted the exchange 2010 server.

Now I notice in AD on my domain controller (ADUC), that there is no “Microsoft Exchange System Objects” OU  listed…

I ran the setup /preparead command again and let set over night in case there was a replication issue.
Look in ADUC today and still no “Microsoft Exchange System Objects” OU.
(see enclosed)

It is my understanding that this should be replicated to all domain controllers. I’m not showing it on any of mine.

Replication is good between all DC’s. (Showing no errors)

Anyone have an answer\fix for this ?

We are  a two site domain (same domain name), with 2008 R2 DC’s and one 2003 DC at second site (all windows).
Exchange 2003 server (SP2) is on a 2003 server (SP2)
Exchange 2010 server (SP1) in on a 2008 R2 server

Thanks in advance

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With Exchange 2010, you need to use EMC. It is not integrated with ADUC anymore. Which means you will not find or see Exchange related Tab under user propertied in ADUC. Also there is no workaround for this change.

Hope this helps.
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that's cool.
I was my understanding that the container OU was added to the AD when you ran setup /preparead.

Sweet, I will not worry about it then.....

Thanks

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YW :)
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amitkulshresrha,
after reading your comment above again....not sure if we are on the same page.
I probably didn't explain it very good.

Not the user Tabs in ADUC, but the when you open Active Directory Users and computers.
The Tree on the left, Shouldn't it have the "Microsoft Exchange System Objects" OU in the list after you do a "Setup /PrepareAD when preparing Exchange 2010?

ADUC OU
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My mistake i didn't open the jpg file due to some restriction at my end, after seeing it. I don't see any issue. Check you have another Group created Microsoft Exchange Security Group just above Program Data. There you will have all you groups created after running preparead command

As far as Microsoft Exchange System Objects container is concerned it contains the Public Folder object information only.
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Use this kb
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125224%28v=exchg.141%29.aspx

Check the schema version, it should be updated.
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So because I don't have public folders on our Exchange 2003, that is why I don't have this OU container?   (Microsoft Exchange System Objects)

I do have the "Microsoft Exchange Security Groups" OU


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Yes that is the reason you don't see any PF objects in that container.
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I understand why there won't be any content in the OU container,
But shouldn't I still have the "Microsoft Exchange System Objects" OU container showing in the tree?

Thanks



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From screenshot everything looks normal to me. Verify the schema version, that will be the right way to find the schema updated properly.

Also, I assumed you haven't disabled the AD replication from DC holding Schema Role.
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I did when I ran the command setup /prepareschema

Then when I had no errors , I went back and enabled it
(with repadmin)

Ok here is the real screen shot.
(I was using the other one to show the OU folder I was missing)

ADUC OUsMissing "Microsoft Exchange System Objects" OU container.
That's when I was worried about something not installing correctly.


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Goto View and select Advance features and check again.
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Ok........
I'm feeling pretty silly right now!!

That was the issue.

amitkulshrestha, thanks for being patient with me.
I appreciate the help!


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No Problem :)
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On Active Directory Users and Computers, Right Click, go to View and check Advanced Features.

Expand your domain again and you will see it.
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