Saturday, February 25, 2012

Exchange 2010 and Outlook Issues

After installing Exchange 2010 I was getting errors in the event viewer and in Outlook I couldn't view the GAL and every couple minutes I would get a prompt that said Outlook was trying to get retrieve data from exchangeserver.domain.com.

Another issue that would happen is when removing the outlook profile and re creating, it would not find the user.

After searching and looking at posts the fix was simple.

Reboot the Domain Controllers and then Exchange 2010.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Exchange 2010 Event ID 1002

I'm in the middle of migrating to Exchange 2010 from Exchange 2003. During installation, the mailbox role failed with this error:

Error:
The following error was generated when "$error.Clear();
              $InstallerScriptFileName = 'Scripts\ManageScheduledTask.ps1'
              $OneCopyScriptFileName = 'Scripts\CheckDatabaseRedundancy.ps1'
              $PsInstallerScriptPath = Join-Path $RoleInstallPath $InstallerScriptFileName
              $PsOneCopyScriptPath = Join-Path $RoleInstallPath $OneCopyScriptFileName
            
                  & $PsInstallerScriptPath -RunFromSetup -Install -DeleteExisting -ServerName $RoleNetBIOSName -TaskName "Database One Copy Alert" -PsScriptPath $PsOneCopyScriptPath -PsScriptArgs "-MonitoringContext -ShowDetailedErrors -ErrorAction:Continue" -Verbose
        " was run: "[ManageScheduledTask.ps1] Could not find script: '\\SERVERNAME\C$\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Scripts\CheckDatabaseRedundancy.ps1'.".

[ManageScheduledTask.ps1] Could not find script: '\\SERVERNAME\C$\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Scripts\CheckDatabaseRedundancy.ps1'.
Click here for help... http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms.exch.err.default(EXCHG.141).aspx?v=14.1.218.11&e=ms.exch.err.Ex88D115&l=0&cl=cp

Elapsed Time: 00:00:01


Finalizing Setup
Cancelled


When looking at the error, the install is trying to go through the network and access the scripts from C$. This is strange since I ran the install from the local hard drive.

After a lot of searching it seems to me as though Microsoft put a lot of protection on the C$ share. No matter what I did I was unable to connect to the C$ share.

What I ended up doing was installing Exchange 2010 to my D drive where the D$ share worked with no problem.

While this is not the best fix (what happens if you don't have an extra partition?), I was able to get it installed and continue with my migration.

If anyone has come across this before or knows the fix to allow C$ to be accessed through the network, please post.

****UPDATE JUNE 26th 2012****
I found out how to make C$ accessible from the network and from the computer. Open your network connections and go the to the TCP/IP Settings (IPv4). Click Properties and then click Advanced. Click the WINS Tab and then select the radio button for "Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP."

This will require a reboot.

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