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Cannot ping DC RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear All,

    I have a very strange issue with my Exchange 2010 Server and Windows Server 2003 DC.

    Currently, we have 1 DC(PDC) damaged with motherboard burn-out. We have assigned another Windows Server 2003 DC to take over the PDC FSMO role with seized. However, the Exchange 2010 Server is being unstable after the PDC damaged. Sometimes, it cannot open EMC and cannot ping the new PDC for about 5-10mins, and then it can open EMC and ping the new PDC again. However, all the clients can ping all the DC and Exchange Server at anytime.

    Anyone have ideas about this strange case? Thank you very much.

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010 2:35 PM

Answers

  • As Simon mentioned, if the target machine cannot be accessed by Ping command, it means the network connection is disconnected or unstable. Please assure the network and firewall settings on two machine are correctly. If the issue persists, please create a new thread in Windows Server forum which will require the network related knowledge which we do not have enough resource. Thank you for your understanding.

     

    Regards,

    Novak


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    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Thursday, January 6, 2011 2:16 AM
    Friday, December 31, 2010 2:48 AM

All replies

  • Has the Exchange server and/or services been restarted since the domain controller failed?
    Is the new machine also a global catalog?

    The inability to ping would tend to point to the problem being unrelated to Exchange, but a networking issue. Was anything taken from the old DC to the new DC? IP address, name, NETBIOS name etc?

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources
    Tuesday, December 28, 2010 3:31 PM
  • I would suggest you to post DC related issue in active Directory forum:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverDS/threads

     


    Anil
    Tuesday, December 28, 2010 4:26 PM
  • As Simon mentioned, if the target machine cannot be accessed by Ping command, it means the network connection is disconnected or unstable. Please assure the network and firewall settings on two machine are correctly. If the issue persists, please create a new thread in Windows Server forum which will require the network related knowledge which we do not have enough resource. Thank you for your understanding.

     

    Regards,

    Novak


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Thursday, January 6, 2011 2:16 AM
    Friday, December 31, 2010 2:48 AM