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  • Domain Prep and Forest Prep

    Hi,
    There is an Exchange Organization with one server running Windows 2003 and Exchange 2003. The second server is running Win2k and Exchange2k.

    Ugrade was initally done, but many features are not working. First problem is Scheduler is not working on the Win03 and Exchange03 server. It looks like during the time of upgrade scheduler was not choosen. We cannot see Free/Busy information in the outlook.

    In the second Exchange 2000 server we cannot create any new mail boxes and even the Exchange System Manager does not open. Looks like we have to run Domain Prep and Forest Prep in this case.

    Please advice.

  • #2
    Re: Domain Prep and Forest Prep

    From your vague description and lack of information I can only guess you might be having AD issues. Exchange 2000 and 2003 can peacefully live side by side, and there is no real issue with working with both of them (I don't know of any scheduler you need to choose while installing Exchange).

    If you provide more info on exactly what you did then we might be able to have more to work with.
    Cheers,

    Daniel Petri
    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
    MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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    • #3
      Re: Domain Prep and Forest Prep

      Hi,
      Thanks for the reply. Let me write the problems point by point:

      1. When i try to book for a meeting in outlook the there is no free busy information that can be retrived. How do I solve it.

      2. I cannot open Exchange System Manager in the child domain running Exchange 2000 server.

      3. When we try to move mail boxes between the two domains it does not happen.

      4. When we try to create new users in the child domain, everything goes right till the end but gets stuck in the exchange part. Cannot create new mail boxes. In the storage group box, the feild is empty.

      Thanks

      Paawan

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      • #4
        Re: Domain Prep and Forest Prep

        I will try to answer, although from what I read I still think you might be having AD issues.

        1) See if the system public folders are present, if not, try to repair them:

        http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;284200

        http://www.experts-exchange.com/Netw..._21750917.html

        2, 3, 4) Did you run SETUP /DOMAINPREP in the child domain? Do you have a Recipient Update Service (RUS) pointing to the child domain?

        http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;q288807

        http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/...Explained.html
        Cheers,

        Daniel Petri
        Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
        MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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