I am doing some testing of automating installation of Exchange 2010 on Windows 2008 R2 using Chef, and the isntallations seem to be working according to the setup logs. But, as post-installation testing, I log into OWA as the domain Administrator user right after the installation attempt and sometimes, I get a StoragePermanentException error, similar (actually exactly like) to the one here:
As I posted on that page comments, it seems like the 2nd solution, going into AD users and computers and checking the "inheritable" checkbox seems to fix the problem, and I think I even found a reference explaining what is causing the problem:
But, (a) I don't quite understand the explanation of the cause and (b) I don't understand why the problem would happen after some of the test installations, but not occur after other test installations. Obviously, even though I am using Chef to perform the installation, I must be doing some "slightly" differently in the preparation to run the Chef run, but I can't figure out what that might be.
To test install, I have a base Windows 2008 R2 image, and then:
- I clone the Win2K8 R2 image and then run sysprep , then
- I re-IP the machine to point to the DNS on my domain controller, then
- I join the Win2K8 R2 machine to the domain.
I then initiate the Chef run to do the Exchange installation, and then I test accessing to OWA as the <domain>\Administrator user after the installation has completed.
What could it be that I'm doing that might cause this problem to occur sometimes and not others?