Re: Exchange 2K3 Forestprep
From: Manos Anastasiadis (zaffodb_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 10:09:53 +0300
We had a problem running ForestPrep too
(although the registry key you specify had the
correct value and diagnostics run with no errors)
and we finally came across the solution.
The problem was caused by a recommendation
in the WS2K3 Security Guide in conjuction
with a 'feature' of a component used by 'ForestPrep'.
The WS2K3 Security Guide recommends
disabling the "8.3 Name Generation", which
we have applied earlier in the NT4->AD
Unfotunately, ldifde.exe uses the %TEMP%
environment variable in a way that requires
8.3 names (which have been disabled) and
in effect cause 'ForestPrep' to fail.
However the error message given was completely
The component "Microsoft Exchange Forest Preparation"
cannot be assigned the action ForestPrep because:
- Either you do not have permission to update the Active
Directory schema or Active Directory service is currently too busy.
The solution was found in:
Hope this helps,
"Gareth Hutchins" <Gareth.Hutchins@Itmanager.co.uk> wrote in message
> I am having problems setting up Exchange 2003. I have ran
> all the diag tools and everything looks fine but I can not
> select the forest prep in the setup.
> The only KB I have found which relates tell me to ammend
> the regedit for schema update and set it from 0 to 1.
> Does anybody have any ideas?