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Couldn't set the System Attendant for database Error

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When I attempt to create an Exchange database using either the EMC or PowerShell, I get this error:

New TestDatabase
Failed
 
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Couldn't set the System Attendant for database "TestDatabase".
 
The requested search root 'domain/Configuration/Services/Microsoft Exchange/Organization/Administrative Groups/Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/Servers/MailServer/Microsoft System Attendant' is not within the scope of this operation. Cannot perform searches outside the scope 'sub_domain_name'.
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer Lindows
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We are in a sub-domain of a larger multi-domain forest. I'm an Exchange admin for our sub-domain, but I do not have enterprise admin access. Our version of Exchange is 2010 SP3. I was able to create databases just fine before, then suddenly something must have changed and I can't create a database. Our parent domain is the NOC for our infrastructure and I'm thinking they could have changed something to make this not work. When I enter the Set-AdServerSettings command in PS it give me an error.
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Well now it works, not sure what changed or what I did wrong. When I entered 'Get-AdServerSettings' it came back with ViewEntireForest was set to False. Then I entered 'Set-AdServerSettings -ViewEntireForest $True' and it took the statement with no error messages ( I tried this before and I got red error messages). I then ran 'Get-AdServerSettings' to verify it now shows ViewEntireForest set to True. I can now create a database. I wonder if our NOC made a AD change overnight or if I did something wrong, not sure, but it works now.
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Nice! I am the kind of admin who always blames 'me' first.
Running exchange command in normal powershell in stead of exchange...

Anyway fix is fix!

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