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Data is unavailable, Microsoft Exchange On-Premises

    Question

  • This is my first deployment of Exchange Server 2010. After Installing Microsoft Exchange Server on Windows Server 8, I access the Exchange Management Console, and then connect to Microsoft Exchange On-Premises. I am told that data is unavailable and that I should "click here to access the latest data". Upon doing this MMC crashes and gives me the following error:

    FX:{A5406CA3-6393-48a0-8827-CF06F0C94C55}

    Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

    Exception type:
       System.NullReferenceException

    Exception stack trace:
       at Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemManager.WinForms.AutomatedDataHandlerBase.CreateColumn(DataTable table)
       at Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemManager.WinForms.AutomatedDataHandler..ctor(Assembly resourceContainedAssembly, String resourceName, WorkUnit[] workUnits)
       at Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SnapIn.Esm.GatherOrganizationalInformationDataHandler..ctor()
       at Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SnapIn.Esm.GatherOrganizationalInformationWizardForm..ctor()
       at Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SnapIn.Esm.ShowGatherOrganizationalInformationWizardFormCommandAction.CreateWizardForm()
       at Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemManager.WinForms.ShowWizardCommandAction.InternalCreateWizardForm()
       at Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemManager.WinForms.ShowWizardCommandAction.OnExecute()
       at Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SnapIn.Esm.StartPageLink.Invoke()
       at System.Windows.Forms.LinkLabel.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
       at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
       at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
       at System.Windows.Forms.Label.WndProc(Message& m)
       at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

    Under Server Manager I have and error/warning saying that MSExchangeTransport Service is Stopped. This may or may not be related to the issue.

    If someone could shed some light on this error and how to overcome it, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!


    Thursday, April 05, 2012 3:59 PM

Answers

  • Please install Exchange onto a supported Operating System - they are listed here:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996719.aspx

    One of the following:

    • 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 Standard with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    • 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise with SP2
    • 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with SP1
    • 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with SP1
    • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter RTM or later
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter RTM or later

    Installing onto  Windows server "8" is not supported.

     

    Cheers, Rhoderick

    NOTICE: My posts are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose


    Friday, April 06, 2012 3:44 AM

All replies

  • Please install Exchange onto a supported Operating System - they are listed here:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996719.aspx

    One of the following:

    • 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 Standard with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    • 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise with SP2
    • 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with SP1
    • 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with SP1
    • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter RTM or later
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter RTM or later

    Installing onto  Windows server "8" is not supported.

     

    Cheers, Rhoderick

    NOTICE: My posts are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose


    Friday, April 06, 2012 3:44 AM
  • Alright thank you for the reply! I will just have to wait for the new release of exchange server, preferably one that allows IPv6 with IPv4 disabled. Is exchange server 2012 available?

    *EDIT*

    Let me rephrase the question. Is an equivalent of MS Exchange Server available for windows Server 8?

    Upon reading this http://exchangeserverpro.com/installing-exchange-server-2010-windows-server-8 . It states that I can still configure exchange server through the Shell, but not the management console. This is what I will do, although am unfamiliar with the cmdlets.

    Also I did not have to do any of the special steps that he has to install, just ran the installer and everything went smoothly (minus the console).

    *NOTE* Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Installed without issue, SP2 fails and says Server 8 is an unsupported OS. Hub Transport Role must be installed last for it to install correctly.

    Friday, April 06, 2012 4:42 PM
  • Please watch the Exchange team blog for updates on the next version of Exchange.

    www.msexchangeteam.com


    Cheers, Rhoderick NOTICE: My posts are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose.

    Monday, April 09, 2012 2:20 PM