Microsoft Exchange SP3 Install Error

Hi all,

I have a SBS 2011 Exchange Version 14.1 Build 218.15

I tried to install Exchange SP3 and received the following error.


The following error was generated when "$error.Clear();

install-ExchangeSchema -LdapFileName ($roleInstallPath + "Setup\Data\"+$RoleSchemaPrefix + "schema0.ldf")

There was an error while running 'ldifde.exe' to import the schema file 'C:\Windows\Temp\ExchangeSetup\Setup\Data\PostWindows2003_schema0.ldf'. The error code is: 8224. More details can be found in the error file: 'C:\Users\administrator.{your-domain}\AppData\Local\Temp\2\ldif.err'

has anyone run into this issue?

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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Make sure that your Account that you are using is part of Domain Admins, Enterprise Admins, and Schema Admins. If this is for Exchange 2010 SP3 there is a schema update required. So your account needs to have proper access. If it does then look in the Log directory specified in the error for more details.


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HelpMe01Author Commented:
i checked that and Domain Admin is part of Enterprise and Schema.

i see the fix for this is to run Setup /PrepareSchema, then Setup /PrepareAD
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You can either run that from your domain controller or you can let Exchange Setup do it for you. However you need to make sure that you have the correct permissions in place first.

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HelpMe01Author Commented:
i have a SBS 2011 server.  so it is safe to run that and update the schema?

i was afraid to do it in case something went wrong

Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Yeah it is completely safe, and it is required to run this before you install SP3 becasue you can only install SP3 once the schema update is completed.

It is also recommended to take a system state backup of your Active Directory before you perform any schema updates.

HelpMe01Author Commented:
great.  i will create a snapshot before i do anything.

sbs server is running on esxi

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