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Schema Elevation

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#1 Coolhead2001


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Posted 13 August 2015 - 08:39 AM

Good Morning,


We are trying to elevate schema on our DC, which is currently running Windows Server 2008 x86, in order to install Exchange 2010 onto a new mail server.  It's an old DC, and we have plans to phase it out in the near future.  But for now, it's what we have.  Our DC is also our Schema Master, as confirmed by the netdom query fsmo command. 


Downloaded E2010SP1 from Microsoft, copied onto my machine (64-bit)

Opened CMD Prompt as Administrator with Schema admin permissions.

Ran repadmin /options DC1 +disable_outbound_repl

(Confirmed replication ceased)

Ran setup.com /preparead


This is where we're stuck.  Note, I've removed FQDN for security reasons.


[08/13/2015 12:54:40.0926] [0] **************
[08/13/2015 12:54:40.0926] [0] Setup will run the task 'test-setuphealth'
[08/13/2015 12:54:40.0931] [1] Setup launched task 'test-setuphealth -DomainController 'Server1' -DownloadConfigurationUpdates $true -ExchangeVersion '' -Roles 'Global' -ScanType 'PrecheckInstall' -SetupRoles 'Global' -PrepareDomain $null -PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions $null -PrepareOrganization $true -PrepareSchema $true'  
[08/13/2015 12:54:41.0378] [1] Active Directory session settings for 'test-SetupHealth' are: View Entire Forest: 'True', Configuration Domain Controller: 'Server1', Preferred Global Catalog: 'exchange', Preferred Domain Controllers: '{ Server1 }'
[08/13/2015 12:54:41.0403] [1] Beginning processing test-setuphealth -DomainController:'Server1' -DownloadConfigurationUpdates:'True' -ExchangeVersion:'' -Roles:'Global' -ScanType:'PrecheckInstall' -SetupRoles:'Global' -PrepareDomain:$null -PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions:$null -PrepareOrganization:'True' -PrepareSchema:'True'
[08/13/2015 12:54:46.0257] [1] Active Directory session settings for 'Get-OrganizationConfig' are: View Entire Forest: 'True', Configuration Domain Controller: 'Server1', Preferred Global Catalog: 'exchange', Preferred Domain Controllers: '{ Server1 }'
[08/13/2015 12:54:46.0259] [1] Beginning processing Get-OrganizationConfig
[08/13/2015 12:54:46.0267] [1] Searching objects of type "OrganizationConfig" with filter "$null", scope "SubTree" under the root "$null".
[08/13/2015 12:54:46.0332] [1] Previous operation run on domain controller 'Server1'.
[08/13/2015 12:54:46.0332] [1] Preparing to output objects. The maximum size of the result set is "unlimited".
[08/13/2015 12:54:46.0633] [1] The Display Name of the recipient should be Microsoft Outlook. Run the Set-OrganizationConfig command without any parameters to correct the Display Name value.
[08/13/2015 12:54:46.0715] [1] Ending processing Get-OrganizationConfig
[08/13/2015 12:54:50.0140] [1] [REQUIRED] A reboot from a previous installation is pending. Please restart the system and rerun setup.
[08/13/2015 12:54:50.0154] [1] Ending processing test-setuphealth
[08/13/2015 12:54:50.0158] [0] The Exchange Server setup operation didn't complete.  More details can be found in ExchangeSetup.log located in the <SystemDrive>:\ExchangeSetupLogs folder.
[08/13/2015 12:54:50.0162] [0] End of Setup


So question(s):

1. Why would it indicate that the server is in a need reboot state? 

2. Is running C:\e2010sp1 on a x64-bit machine able to alter the schema on a 32-bit machine?

3. What do I need to do to fix this?

4. Additional comments, suggestions

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#2 Coolhead2001

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:47 AM


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Posted 19 August 2015 - 05:33 PM

Sorry mate have been busy, what version are you trying to raise the domain to because i think from memory to raise it to 2008 functional level you need to be runnign a 64 bit server, you will need a 64 bit server for exchaneg 2010 anyway.

Do you have this registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\PendingFileRenameOperations,


If yes then back that key up, then edit the key and remove the text in the box and click ok.

Now try and install again mate.

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