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Installation of Exchange 2010

Hi,
I am installing Exchange 2010 into a brand new domain (we have just bought a new company and are setting them up from scratch) into an existing forest which already has five Exchange 2010 servers.  What prep commands do I need to run....I'm assuming as prepareschema has already run during the install of the first Exchange Server, I don't need to run it again this time?

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If this Exchange server is in the same forest and domain then you do not have to run any prep commands becsause this would have been done on the initial install of the forst Exchange 2010 server.

If you are creating a new domain in an existin forest then you need to perform a domain prep.

Will.
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Hi Will,

Thanks, this is a new domain under a forest which has five domains each with an Exchange 2010 Server.  I have ran setup.com /preparedomain and below is the error I am getting:

"Preparedomain for domain was unable to add the group CN=Exchange Install Domain Servers, CN=Microsoft Exchange Server Objects, DC=domain, dc=forest, dc=com to the group CN=Exchange servers, OU=Microsoft Exchange security Groups, DC=forest, DC=com on domain controller schemamaster.forest.com, because the current user does not have permissions to modify exchange servers.  Please ensure that the current user can modify the membership of Exchange Servers and run PrepareDomain again
That error message states permission issue so what groups is the account you are using part of?

Will.
I'm logged in as the domain administrator of the domain I am setting up and installing the new Exchange 2010 server
That account you are using also should have enterprise admin and Exchange Org Management as well.

Will.
so i will just add this domain admin account to enterprise admin and exchange org management and try again..
I did this and now i'm getting the same error but a different server
Try also adding your account to Schema Admins. This is not required however see if it allows you to proceed. If it still gives you an error then might be a false positive and not related to permissions.

Also, have you tried to prep the domain for Exchange from the DC itself?

Will.
Its from the DC that I am doing this from - I will try to add this account to Schema Admins and will give it another go.
I'm getting the same error, any ideas?
Any ideas on why this is happening?
Have you checked the exchange server install log to see why it is failing? I would also reference the app/system log as well. At this point even though it says permissions issue you have more than the required permissions to achieve this task.

Will.
Should prepare domain we executed from the Dec or the exchange server
I have ran the command from the Exchange Server itself and now I get the following error:

Cannot find the recipient update service responsible for domain 'DC=domin.forest.com'.  New and existing users may not be properly Exchange-enabled.

I have also ran preparelegacyExchangePermissions and am still getting this error.

Any ideas?
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