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Exchange 2010 servers in 2 different locations.

Our  company has 2 sites in one AD domain.
in site 1 there are 2 Exchange servers, and site 2 also two exchange servers.

I am sitting in site 1. on EMC I can see only 2 Exchange servers that are local to site1, but I can see mailboxes of users that are in both sites (site1 and site2).

just to confirm which server is hosting which mailbox, I initiated new local move request for a mailbox of a user that is in site2 ,and it opens up a window  and I can see under the database field,
The Exchange server name of site2, something like Exchsite\storagegroup2\MDB2.

My question is I cannot see any server of site2 in EMC, when I expand server configuration / and select mailbox or client access or Hub Transport.

it seems like  users in site2 have their mailboxes shown in our EMC, but from our EMC we cannot see their Exchange servers(invisible).

How is this set up and why?

Any idea  ?

Thanks
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James HaywoodCommented:
Do you have correct permissions to view? Are you a member of the appropriate groups?
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ash007Commented:
Hi,

You should be able to see all  Exchange servers  in all sites of Single domain as all servers  are installed under   same  forest
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SteveCommented:
Agreed. you should be able to see them. something may be blocking them.

Check you can ping the servers in the other site by name & IP?
can you browse to their CAS services via webmail on port 443?
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
If I select a mailbox and do local move request it will give me options to which server to move it to then at that point it shows the two Exchange 2010 servers that are in the other site.
So, I guess it should not be a problem of permissions.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I checked the permissions and found out that I am member of Exchange Organization Administrators group.
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James HaywoodCommented:
Do you mean Organization Management?

Are you directly on a server or using a the EMC remotely?

To quote Microsoft
In addition to having a Client Access server in every Active Directory site that contains a Mailbox server, it’s important to avoid restricting traffic between Exchange servers. Make sure that all defined ports that are used by Exchange are open in both directions between all source and destination servers. The installation of a firewall between Exchange servers or between an Exchange 2010 Mailbox or Client Access server and Active Directory isn’t supported. However, you can install a network device if traffic isn’t restricted and all available ports are open between the various Exchange servers and Active Directory.”

As you are in different sites check FW and GPO across both.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
in OWA, when you click view all options then select manage my organization, and you  go to Groups, there you will find  this Role:
Exchange Organization Administrators group.

this is also in AD groups, I am member of the group
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
OOPs,

Exchange Organization Administrators group, is a customized security group that I am member of. However the this group is member of Organization Management role group
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SteveCommented:
please try the diagnostic tests as noted above as we need to establish if the servers can see each other in a few specific ways:

Check you can ping the servers in the other site by name & IP?
can you browse to their CAS services via webmail on port 443?
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Sure, I can...
I can ping and move mailboxes to other servers in other sites.
I just cannot see other servers in Exchange console regardless of the permissions I have...
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SteveCommented:
did you check port 443 to the CAS services?
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I will check it and give you feedback
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SteveCommented:
have you checked for events on either server at the time you open the exchange console?
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
totallytonto

yes I can go to their CAS server using Webmail.servername.domainname.com
it opens up the OWA login screen
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
their Mailbox servers, CAS/Hub servers are member of our AD domain
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
But as I said none of the Exchange servers from other site are displayed in the Exchange console
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
sorry for the typo:


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But as I said none of the Exchange servers from other site are not displayed in the Exchange console
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I was looking at the Organization Health tab...
I saw this info shown in the screenshot.
So there are some Exchange servers 2007. Would this be the reason they will not show in exchange 2010 console?

exchange
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Reopened a new ticket
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James HaywoodCommented:
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
by: hhaywood000

Good link...it explains why I cannot see Exchange servers 2007 in Exchange 2010 EMC
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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