Active Directory Preperation Problems

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bakesale



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...
 
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Vegas588



Well, that error makes sense because you said that you wiped out AD entries using ADSI. That was a brave thing to do. Is this a production system? I hope not. If you are inexperienced with Exchange, then you need to do yourself a big favor and start reading alot of documentation. TechNet is your best starting place. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123715.aspx

You may be lucky in that if you re run setup /prepareAD it may actually work. When you run setup /PrepareSchema and setup /PrepareAD, many things are written to Active Directory. But if you deleted stuff, you could have easily wiped out other important AD entries. Do you see any errors on your Domain Controllers? Look in the Event Viewer. I don't know specifically what that error means without knowing other information, but it doesn't sound too good. Maybe someone else on the forum will have more detailed insight into that specific error. Although it seems like you may have deleted your domain controller?

Exchange requires alot of planning to make it work correctly.
 
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bakesale



I did not delete the domain controller and only removed entries referring to Exchange. I had read some advice I saw here that said to remove stuff in ADSI. The only error in my event log on the DC are the ones pertaining to the exchange configuration cmdlet. If I did remove entries that I should not have now I do restore or re-create them?

This error i recieved occurs when i run setup /prepare AD and setup /prepare schema

C:\ExchangeSetup>setup /prepareschema
Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Unattended Setup
Press any key to cancel setup................
No key presses were detected. Setup will continue.
Preparing Exchange Setup
Copying Setup Files ......................... COMPLETED
No server roles will be installed
Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check
Organization Checks ......................... COMPLETED
Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server
Extending Active Directory schema
Progress ......................... COMPLETED
The Microsoft Exchange Server setup operation completed successfully.
C:\ExchangeSetup>setup /prepareAD
Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Unattended Setup
Press any key to cancel setup................
No key presses were detected. Setup will continue.
Preparing Exchange Setup
Copying Setup Files ......................... COMPLETED
No server roles will be installed
Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check
Organization Checks ......................... COMPLETED
Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server
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 DCNAME,
DC=com on the otherWellKnownObjects attribute in the container object CN=Microso
ft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=REDACTED DCNAME,DC=com points to an i
nvalid DN or a deleted object. Remove the entry, and then rerun the task.".
The Exchange Server setup operation did not complete. Visit http://support.micro
soft.com and enter the Error ID to find more information.
Exchange Server setup encountered an error.
 
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bakesale



I tried your suggestion in that thread and removed the Microsoft Exchange Security Group but it did not fix the error. In addition to this I do not see the following entries in my ADSI

Navigate in ADSI edit to

Configuration,
CN- Configuration, DC=Mydomain,DC=com
CN-Services
CN=Microsoft Exchange
 
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Xiu Zhang



So stange!

Then I recommend you to try to install the Exchange in disaster recovery mode and then uninstall Microsoft Exchange from Add/Remove.

Regards,

Xoi
 
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bakesale



So stange!

Then I recommend you to try to install the Exchange in disaster recovery mode and then uninstall Microsoft Exchange from Add/Remove.

Regards,

Xoi
Disaster Recovery did nothing. The error said that there is no Exchange Server installed on this machine. The command I ran was

setup /m:recoverserver
 
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Rick Yeager



Hello.

I am trying to install Exchange 2010 and I am getting the same error described in this thread during Organization Preparation.

I tried the suggestion in the thread you sited, but when I tried to edit the otherWellKnownObjects I get a message "There is no editor registered to handle this attribute type." I have searched for a solution to register an editor but cannot find anything.

I am running on Server 2008 R2.

Any ideas?
 
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Rick Yeager



I finally got it done.

I was not able to edit the otherWellKnownObjects entry (see my previous post). As others have said you can't do it using Server 2008 R2 and I do't have Server 2003.

I tried to find a way to register an editor without any success.

Using ADSIEdit I finally deleted the "CN=Microsoft Exchange" & the "CN=Microsoft Exchange Autodiscover" entries under "CN=Configuration,DC=<domain>,DC=com,CN=Services".

I was then able to run X:Setup.com /p /on:<domain> with success.

The rest of Exchange 2010 installation proceded without issues.
 
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