I installed a copy of Exchange 2010 on a new server using a quick start guide. The installation went off without a hitch but I could not connect to the server and I was getting a weird WinRM error that I could not fix. So I decided to scrap the whole server and start over again.
When I created a new server and went through the same steps I could not install Exchange, the setup told me that I could only use Disaster recovery. I figured that this was due to AD still having a bunch of entries from the previous install so using ADSI I wiped out any reference to exchange or the old server but still no luck. This error did not go away until I changed the name of the new server (which i had origionally named the same as my first attempt) Now I get an error during the readiness checks saying that AD must be modified with Setup /PrepareAD before domains can be prepared for Exchange 2010.
I did this step but the setup failed saying the following
Organization Preparation ......................... FAILED
The following error was generated when "$error.Clear(); initialize-Exchange
UniversalGroups -DomainController $RoleDomainController" was run: "The well-know
n object entry B:32:C262A929D691B74A9E068728F8F842EA:CN=Organization Management\
0ADEL:fe38faad-8d51-4ca8-9206-7fdfb5c2d595,CN=Deleted Objects,DC=REDACTED DOMAIN CONTROLLER,
DC=com on the otherWellKnownObjects attribute in the container object CN=Microso
ft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=REDACTED DOMAIN CONTROLLER,DC=com points to an i
nvalid DN or a deleted object. Remove the entry, and then rerun the task.".
How do I correct this? I am very inexperienced with Exchange...