Exchange 2010 upgrade to sp3 failing. on SBS2011. (import schema error)


We have an SBS 2011 with exchange 2010 on it. We want to upgrade to sp3 to take advantage of the "Set-MailboxSentItemsConfiguration" feature.

However, SP3 is failing with the error message seen below:
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Download a fresh copy of Exchange 2010 SP3 and extract that. Make sure that you extract it to a local source, not a network share.
When you run setup.exe, ensure that you run it elevated.

MzeidAuthor Commented:
Hello Simon

Do you mean a full exchange 2010 SP3 or just the SP3?
Satya PathakLead Technical ConsultantCommented:
Download a fresh copy of Exchange 2010 SP3
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
There is only one file for Exchange 2013 SP3.
The download is the complete product - you can install a fresh installation of Exchange 2010 from the SP3 media.

MzeidAuthor Commented:
I just tried redownloading again.

same result.

I am however getting some warningsduring the readiness check
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
The hotfix prompt you can ignore.
You shouldn't be getting warnings about RUS - as that is an Exchange 2003 thing. Was this a migration from SBS 2003?

The error code you have posted is usually related to a domain controller not being available. Instinct here is the domain isn't very clean.

In an elevated command prompt on the server run netdom query fsmo and ensure that the server mentioned is the SBS server for all five.

MzeidAuthor Commented:
No migration as far as i recall.
Running the command below. I think you are right somewhere that the AD might be at fault here.

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C:\Users\administrator.DELTA-PROSAL>netdom query fsmo
Schema master               SBS2011.DELTA-PROSAL.local
Domain naming master        SBS2011.DELTA-PROSAL.local
PDC                         SBS2011.DELTA-PROSAL.local
RID pool manager            SBS2011.DELTA-PROSAL.local
Infrastructure master       SBS2011.DELTA-PROSAL.local
The command completed successfully.

Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
I would go through AD sites and services first - ensure that there are no old domain controllers still listed. If there are then you will have to some cleanup.


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MzeidAuthor Commented:
Just found out that This sbs 2011 is migrated from a 2003.
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
You better start looking through the domain for traces of the old domain controller then.

MzeidAuthor Commented:
Found the old server there under servers. just deleted it. Gonna try again.
MzeidAuthor Commented:
Thank you. That was it. Old 2003 Server in active directory sites and services. I upgraded to SP3 now. Thanks again.
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