AD LDS cannot connect to LDAP port Server 2012
Posted on 2015-02-16
I have a server with Server 2012 R2 Standard installed. I am trying to install Exchange 2013 on it and have done all the prerequisites. I started the Exchange 2013 install and it gave an error on step one. I looked at my server manager and all roles were showing up in red. Since I did the prerequisites for Exchange 2013 all my roles are showing red. I found that the AD LDS was installed when I did all the prerequisites, but was not configured. I am now trying to configure the AD LDS using the wizard and am stuck at the LDAP port because no matter what port I try to use it tells me it cannot connect to the port. I am not using LDAP port 389 or SSL port 636 as those are being used by my domain controller. The steps that I have done so far on the AD LDS wizard are:
Select the type of instance you want to install - I picked "A replica of an existing instance" is that correct????
Instance Name - Instance1
Description - AD LDS Instance
LDAP Port number - 50000
SSL Port number - 50001
Server - name of my server
LDAP Port - 50000 --> when I click on next at this point it tells me that it cannot connect to the server or port. I am 100% sure the server name is correct so it has to be the port that is giving the error. That is the port that the wizard handed out by default on the previous screen so I just stayed with it. I did a netstat and it is not showing that this port is in use. I have tried several different ports on this screen and nothing will connect. I have my firewall completely turned off. What am I doing wrong??? What port should I be using??? I have listed all the roles that are installed on the server below and they all show up in red and show a 1 by Manageability. Hopefully once I get through this AD LDS wizard all roles will be green again and I can successfully install Exchange. Server 2012 and Exchange 2013 are all new to me so please be very specific when giving instructions or advice. Thanks in advance!!
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