Exchange Server 2007 Information Store not starting due to failed GC server RRS feed

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    I'm an admin of a small network comprising of two old servers - a 2003 and a 2008 R2.

    The 2003 server has died of a hardware failure, kind of knew it was coming so it was backed up and most services had been moved off prior to the crash - except the Global Catalog! I had moved it to the other server, but replication hadn't completed before it died...

    Struggling to get logged on to the domain from any workstation now, and Exchange services are failing to start due to:
    Unhandled Exception Could not find any available Global Catalog in forest

    Is there any quick and easy fix to get out of this mess - I have enabled GC on the last server, but it doesn't appear to be publicising itself as a GC.

    Sorry if this is more an AD question than Exchange!


    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 5:26 PM

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