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  • Anyone can tell me what the deal is here. Yesterday my production server went offline. So I immediately shut down DAG passive copy server in DR site. I brought back online in orderly fashion and both DB's copies eventually went back to healthy.  This morning I saw that one DB copy was suspended - the other was healthy. So I went to the passive DAG server and cannot open EMC or connect locally or remotely to powershell - Access denied. I shut this exchange server down. Rebooted the local DC controller, forced AD replication, waited, then brought it back online. Same thing - Not getting any errors, all exchange services are running. 

    Any help suggestions - I see similar problems on these boards, but no resolution. 

     

     

    VERBOSE: Connecting to gbdrml.domain.com

    [gbdrml. domain.com] Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message : Access is denied. F

    or more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.

        + CategoryInfo          : OpenError: (System.Manageme....RemoteRunspace:RemoteRunspace) [], PSRemotingTransportExc

       eption

        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PSSessionOpenFailed

    VERBOSE: Connecting to GBDRML. domain.com

    [gbdrml. domain.com] Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message : Access is denied. F

    or more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.

        + CategoryInfo          : OpenError: (System.Manageme....RemoteRunspace:RemoteRunspace) [], PSRemotingTransportExc

       eption

        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PSSessionOpenFailed

    VERBOSE: Connecting to gbmail02. domain.com

    [gbmail02. domain.com] Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message : Access is denied.

     For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.

        + CategoryInfo          : OpenError: (System.Manageme....RemoteRunspace:RemoteRunspace) [], PSRemotingTransportExc

       eption

        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PSSessionOpenFailed

    VERBOSE: Connecting to gbmail02. domain.com

    [gbmail02. domain.com] Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message : Access is denied.

     For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.

        + CategoryInfo          : OpenError: (System.Manageme....RemoteRunspace:RemoteRunspace) [], PSRemotingTransportExc

       eption

        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PSSessionOpenFailed

    VERBOSE: Connecting to GBDRML. domain.com

    [gbdrml. domain.com] Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message : Access is denied. F

    Thursday, June 16, 2011 4:07 PM

Answers

  • "brought it back online. Same thing - Not getting any errors, all exchange services are running. "

     

    It is working now. 

    • Marked as answer by SJMP Friday, June 17, 2011 1:10 PM
    Thursday, June 16, 2011 9:31 PM
  • It had something to do with good ole FSW and Quorum  - updating things to quickly and then not quick enough. 

    We lost power the other day. And once active copy went down - quorum does its thing and screws up the DAG. I have activation policy blocked because we use DAG for DR not HA. But when you have a two server DAG quorum seems to act up. It would not mount active database after bringing server back online. I tried to manually mount them and got quorum errors - then I brought the passive back online - and was then able to manually mount the active copy. 

    So basically if my active goes down even though I have activation set to blocked FSW / quorum still goes ahead on the DAG side and moves to the passive - even though both the active and passive server will not let them be activated by the FSW. 

    If you are allowed to disabled auto-activation of a passive / active copy - then you should be able to remove the FSW from you ENV - it serves no purpose. 


    • Marked as answer by SJMP Friday, June 17, 2011 1:15 PM
    Friday, June 17, 2011 1:15 PM

All replies

  • Did you verify that all services are running?
    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Thursday, June 16, 2011 9:30 PM
  • "brought it back online. Same thing - Not getting any errors, all exchange services are running. "

     

    It is working now. 

    • Marked as answer by SJMP Friday, June 17, 2011 1:10 PM
    Thursday, June 16, 2011 9:31 PM
  • What about Windows Remote Management?
    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Thursday, June 16, 2011 9:48 PM
  • What happens if you try a command on your active mail server like: Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus -Server gbmail02 ? Does this yield any results?

    Friday, June 17, 2011 5:10 AM
  •  

    Hi,

     

    First please ensure that IIS server is running normally.

     

    Then please verify if the Time on the Exchange Server is in sync with the Domain Controller by running following from cmd prompt:

    Net time \\DCNAME <file://\\dcname>
    If the time is not in sync, run:
    Net time \\dcname <file://\\dcname> /set

     

    Please try to manually  load EMS via the following steps:

    1.    Start normal Windows PowerShell.

    2.    Navigate to c:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange\V14\bin

    3.    Run remoteExchange.ps1

     

    If all the above do not help, then please try to run ExBPA to check the server health. Also please check event log and then post the relevant error event here.

     

    Regards,

    Xiu

     

     

    • Proposed as answer by R0JaM Saturday, February 9, 2013 7:47 PM
    Friday, June 17, 2011 7:20 AM
  • It had something to do with good ole FSW and Quorum  - updating things to quickly and then not quick enough. 

    We lost power the other day. And once active copy went down - quorum does its thing and screws up the DAG. I have activation policy blocked because we use DAG for DR not HA. But when you have a two server DAG quorum seems to act up. It would not mount active database after bringing server back online. I tried to manually mount them and got quorum errors - then I brought the passive back online - and was then able to manually mount the active copy. 

    So basically if my active goes down even though I have activation set to blocked FSW / quorum still goes ahead on the DAG side and moves to the passive - even though both the active and passive server will not let them be activated by the FSW. 

    If you are allowed to disabled auto-activation of a passive / active copy - then you should be able to remove the FSW from you ENV - it serves no purpose. 


    • Marked as answer by SJMP Friday, June 17, 2011 1:15 PM
    Friday, June 17, 2011 1:15 PM