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Exchange 2010 Install fails at hub transport install $error.clear() RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi guys. I'm installing Exchange 2010 for the 3rd time as my other configurations were not perfect. I did a safe uninstall on 2 of the three failed and the first one I accidentally killed the machine before cleaning it up properly. I have cleaned out my domain using ADSI edit though, and as far as I can tell it it sterile. Now, when I try to install Exchange 2010 on a brand new 2008R2 server it gets to the Hub Transport Role and fails. The error is:

    Error:
    The following error was generated when "$error.Clear();
    if( ($server -eq $null) -and ($RolelsDatacenter 0ne $true) )
    {
    Update-RmsSharedIdentity -ServerName $RoleNetBIOSName
    }
    " was run: "Database is mandatory on UserMailbox. Property Name: Database".

    Database is mandatory on UserMailbox. Property Name: Database

     

    I really need help with this one guys, so big thanks to anyone that can offer assistance.

    Thanks 

    Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:02 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    When you install first exchange 2010 server it do create some system mailbox like "Arbitration mailbox". You need to remove the arbitration mailbox using ADSI edit then start new installation.

    1. Remove the FederatedEmail.4c1f4d8b-8179-4148-93bf-00a95fa1e042 e-mail account by using the ADSIEDIT tool. To do this, follow these steps:
    2. Click Start, click Run, type adsiedit.msc, and then click OK.
    3. Locate the Default Naming Context node, and then locate to the CN=Users container.
    4. Locate and then right-click the CN=FederatedEmail.4c1f4d8b-8179-4148-93bf-00a95fa1e042 container. Then, click Delete.

    Please have a look of below KB for same issue.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978776

     


    Anil MCC 2011,ITIL V3,MCSA 2003,MCTS 2010, My Blog : http://messagingschool.wordpress.com
    • Proposed as answer by Anil K Singh Thursday, January 19, 2012 12:39 PM
    • Marked as answer by SleepyXray Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:48 PM
    Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:30 AM
  • Hi,

    When you install first exchange 2010 server it do create some system mailbox like "Arbitration mailbox". You need to remove the arbitration mailbox using ADSI edit then start new installation.

    1. Remove the FederatedEmail.4c1f4d8b-8179-4148-93bf-00a95fa1e042 e-mail account by using the ADSIEDIT tool. To do this, follow these steps:
    2. Click Start, click Run, type adsiedit.msc, and then click OK.
    3. Locate the Default Naming Context node, and then locate to the CN=Users container.
    4. Locate and then right-click the CN=FederatedEmail.4c1f4d8b-8179-4148-93bf-00a95fa1e042 container. Then, click Delete.

    Please have a look of below KB for same issue.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978776

     


    Anil MCC 2011,ITIL V3,MCSA 2003,MCTS 2010, My Blog : http://messagingschool.wordpress.com
    Thank you very much Anil. I did those steps and it got past the Hub transport role install, but then failed at the mailbox install. I looked through the logs and found that I had to also delete the DirectoryMailbox with lots of numbers after it. Exchange is not installed for me. Thank you very much.
    • Marked as answer by SleepyXray Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:48 PM
    Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:48 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    When you install first exchange 2010 server it do create some system mailbox like "Arbitration mailbox". You need to remove the arbitration mailbox using ADSI edit then start new installation.

    1. Remove the FederatedEmail.4c1f4d8b-8179-4148-93bf-00a95fa1e042 e-mail account by using the ADSIEDIT tool. To do this, follow these steps:
    2. Click Start, click Run, type adsiedit.msc, and then click OK.
    3. Locate the Default Naming Context node, and then locate to the CN=Users container.
    4. Locate and then right-click the CN=FederatedEmail.4c1f4d8b-8179-4148-93bf-00a95fa1e042 container. Then, click Delete.

    Please have a look of below KB for same issue.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978776

     


    Anil MCC 2011,ITIL V3,MCSA 2003,MCTS 2010, My Blog : http://messagingschool.wordpress.com
    • Proposed as answer by Anil K Singh Thursday, January 19, 2012 12:39 PM
    • Marked as answer by SleepyXray Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:48 PM
    Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:30 AM
  • Hi,

    When you install first exchange 2010 server it do create some system mailbox like "Arbitration mailbox". You need to remove the arbitration mailbox using ADSI edit then start new installation.

    1. Remove the FederatedEmail.4c1f4d8b-8179-4148-93bf-00a95fa1e042 e-mail account by using the ADSIEDIT tool. To do this, follow these steps:
    2. Click Start, click Run, type adsiedit.msc, and then click OK.
    3. Locate the Default Naming Context node, and then locate to the CN=Users container.
    4. Locate and then right-click the CN=FederatedEmail.4c1f4d8b-8179-4148-93bf-00a95fa1e042 container. Then, click Delete.

    Please have a look of below KB for same issue.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978776

     


    Anil MCC 2011,ITIL V3,MCSA 2003,MCTS 2010, My Blog : http://messagingschool.wordpress.com
    Thank you very much Anil. I did those steps and it got past the Hub transport role install, but then failed at the mailbox install. I looked through the logs and found that I had to also delete the DirectoryMailbox with lots of numbers after it. Exchange is not installed for me. Thank you very much.
    • Marked as answer by SleepyXray Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:48 PM
    Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:48 PM
  • I had this issue as well and followed the steps from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978776 and worked fine. I have re-wrote a bit of their instructions as they are a bit misleading. Please see below.

      • Remove the FederatedEmail.4c1f4d8b-8179-4148-93bf-00a95fa1e042 e-mail account by using the ADSIEDIT tool. To do this, follow these steps:
        1. Click Start, click Run, type adsiedit.msc, and then click OK.
        2. Locate the Default Naming Context node, and then locate to the CN=Users container.
    1. Locate and then right-click the CN=FederatedEmail.4c1f4d8b-8179-4148-93bf-00a95fa1e042 container. Then, click Delete.
  • Rerun the Exchange Server 2010 Setup and ticked only Mailbox role setup application to install.
  • Created the new federated e-mail account by using the following command:
    New-Mailbox -Arbitration -Name FederatedEmail.4c1f4d8b-8179-4148-93bf-00a95fa1e042 -UserPrincipalName FederatedEmail.4c1f4d8b-8179-4148-93bf-00a95fa1e042@<Default_Accepted_Domain>

Sunday, December 30, 2012 11:18 AM