Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

New Exchange 2016 not working like expected

Posted on 2016-10-01
4
Medium Priority
?
579 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-17
Hi,

We have in a test environment 2 exchange 2016 servers. Both server 2012 R2. We made a clean install of exchange on both of them. The first one works like expected. We can log in to the admin center and configure it as we want. Als we can make a dag and add the first server as a member.

On the other hand, the second server is not acting like expected. We cannot login to the admin center, we get a 500 error (both locally and from another server).
We see the server listed in the servers section when logged in to the admin center on the first server, but when we double click it to see the properties, it says "An error occured while accessing the registry on the remote server".

In the event log of the second server we see event id:
2010: Failed to create OAuth extension authentication handler: 'OpenIdConnect', the following exception was hit: Microsoft.Exchange.Common.GrayException ---> Microsoft.Exchange.Security.Authentication.AdfsConfigurationException: Encryption certificate is absent................

2001: A transient failure has occurred. The problem may resolve itself. Diagnostic information:
Microsoft.Exchange.Data.DataSourceOperationException: Exchange Web Services are not currently available for this request because none of the Client Access Servers in the destination site could process the request. ---> ...................

I'm most bothered by the fact we cant start the admin center on the second server.

We already uninstalled exchange on the second server and re-installed exchange 2016.

Any suggestions are very welcome.

Regards,
Belali
0
Comment
Question by:PramoIT
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 17

Assisted Solution

by:Todd Nelson
Todd Nelson earned 2000 total points
ID: 41825075
I've run into something similar and documented it.  Essentially, I ran an upgrade of Exchange to resolve it but I reference another article by an Exchange MVP that may be less time consuming.

https://oddytee.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/exchange-2016-500-internal-server-error/

Let me know.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
PramoIT earned 0 total points
ID: 41825656
Hi,

No luck with both ways. Reinstall via command prompt doesn't work, it returns als sort of errors. The method in the article of the exchange mvp is applicable to us.

I think there's something messed up with iis on this server, It's a test environment, so i think we'll uninstall this one completetly en re-install a new server that will function as a second exchange server.

How can i uninstall exchange after havinf tried to upgrade it via command prompt. It wont uninstall via control panel.
0
 

Author Comment

by:PramoIT
ID: 41826736
I managed to uninstall exchange on that machine. And then deleted the machine. Setup a new 2012 R2 from a template (sysprepped) and again did a clean installe of exchange 2016. And problem was solved. I think it was something with IIS, but I'm not certain of that.

Thanks anyway.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:PramoIT
ID: 41846337
A uninstall and install worked. IIS was probably broken.
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

On September 18, Experts Exchange launched the first installment of the Help Bell, a new feature for Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts. The Help Bell will serve as an additional tool to help teams increase question visibility.
Here in this article, you will get a step by step guidance on how to restore an Exchange database to a recovery database. Get a brief on Recovery Database and how it can be used to restore Exchange database in this section!
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
Suggested Courses

972 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question