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  • W2K Replication Link Help

    Running W2K Adv Server and Exchange 2000 Std
    PDC and Exchange were on the same server, this server crashed. I promoted BDC to PDC, there were errors since the BDC could not find the PDC, but I got it working. Promoted a member server to BDC and reinstalled Exchange on a third member server.
    Everything is working correctly on all three servers PDC, BDC and Exchange and I have no replication errors or problems between the domain controllers. But I get the following error message on both Domain Controllers in the Event Viewer under Directory Service.

    Source:NTDS KCC
    Category: Knowledge Consistency
    Event ID: 1265
    The attempt to establish a replication link with parameters

    Source DSA DN: CN=NTDS
    Settings,CN=Exchange,CN=Servers,CN=Default-First-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=mydomainname,DC= com
    Source DSA Address:
    Inter-site Transport (if any):

    failed with the following status:

    The DSA operation is unable to proceed because of a DNS lookup failure.

    The record data is the status code. This operation will be retried.

    I suspect I need to remove the server from the Configuration Container via ADSI Edit, but I'm just not sure since this server is my Exchange server.

  • #2
    Re: W2K Replication Link Help

    KCC normally refers to links in the site's and services MMC snap in. Check that to ensure there is a link between your two DC's first.

    Any other events in Eventvwr?

    Michael Armstrong
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    • #3
      Re: W2K Replication Link Help

      You promoted the BDC to a PDC? BDC's don't exist in Windows 2000.

      Is there an NT4 server somewhere in there then? Could do with you listing what servers you have and their roles on the network.
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