Error Code 8224 Ldifde Exchange 2010 installation failure
Hi, here is a problem I have been bashing my head with for about a week. I am transitioning to Exchange 2010 from 2003. I have two DC's running Windows Server 2003 Sp2, one of which is the Exchange 2003 server. I have just brought online a windows 2008R2 member server, which I am attempting to install exchange 2010 on. I get the following error message during installation. Organization Preparation Failed Error: The following error was generated when "$error.Clear(); install-ExchangeSchema -LdapFileName ($roleInstallPath + "Setup\Data\"+$RoleSchemaPrefix + "schema1.ldf")" was run: "There was an error while running 'ldifde.exe' to import the schema file 'C:\Windows\Temp\ExchangeSetup\Setup\Data\PostExchange2003_schema1.ldf'. The error code is: 8224. More details can be found in the error file: 'C:\Users\administrator.CFN\AppData\Local\Temp\2\ldif.err'". There was an error while running 'ldifde.exe' to import the schema file 'C:\Windows\Temp\ExchangeSetup\Setup\Data\PostExchange2003_schema1.ldf'. The error code is: 8224. More details can be found in the error file: 'C:\Users\administrator.CFN\AppData\Local\Temp\2\ldif.err' Elapsed Time: 00:00:22 And from the ldif.err: The connection cannot be established The error code is 8224 ------ Now I have checked dns, all is good. I can resolve the DC without issue. I have done dcdiag and netdiag and passes all tests. I have even written a hosts file, all this to no avail. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks B
June 16th, 2010 9:01pm

Have you installed the RSAT tools on your Windows 2008 R2 server? From powershell... Import-Module ServerManager Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS This will add the necessary tools to update the schema. Also make sure you are logged in as a Schema, Enterprise and Domain Admin when performing this.Tim Harrington - Catapult Systems - http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com
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June 16th, 2010 11:12pm

Yes i Have installed the RSAT tools using the elevated powershell, and I am using an account that is a member of Schema, Enterprise, and Domain Admins, and Exchange Admins
June 16th, 2010 11:16pm

Is your domain/forest in Windows 2003 native functional mode? Are there any sub-domains involved? Can you run the Pre-Deployment Analyzer and let me know the results? http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=88b304e7-9912-4cb0-8ead-7479dab1abf2&displaylang=en ThanksTim Harrington - Catapult Systems - http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com
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June 16th, 2010 11:29pm

Yes the domain/forest is in Windows 2003 native mode. I have a sub-domain, located at a different site, however this domain should be no part of this, it has no exchange server. The Results window states Exchange Server 2007 Compatibility (None present) and Active Directory Schema Required. Is it possible the sub-domain is the issue. Is it possible to exclude that sub-domain, that domain is included in the forest just for security group trusts. Thanks Brandon
June 17th, 2010 4:53pm

further to that the lidif.log states it cannot connect to the GC of the root domain, it is not trying to connect to the sub-domain.
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June 17th, 2010 5:11pm

Did you run the Pre-Deployment Analyzer? http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=88b304e7-9912-4cb0-8ead-7479dab1abf2&displaylang=en Tim Harrington - Catapult Systems - http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com
June 17th, 2010 6:36pm

The Results window states Exchange Server 2007 Compatibility (None present) and Active Directory Schema Required. Is there more data you would like to see.. From the xml file, I can post but it is quite large. Thx
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June 17th, 2010 6:43pm

Just throwing something out while I am researching....do any of the servers have the firewall turned on? Tim Harrington - Catapult Systems - http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com
June 17th, 2010 6:51pm

Do you have multiple NICs on the Exchange server? How many are plugged in and are they configured. Make sure the binding order of the NICs is correct if you have mulitple. Main NIC with main IP first in binding order. Network Connections -> Advanced menu -> Advanced settingsTim Harrington - Catapult Systems - http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com
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June 17th, 2010 6:58pm

No Windows Firewall is not turned on. Only One NIC is enabled on the exchange server.
June 17th, 2010 7:04pm

Hi Brandonium, It seems something wrong when the prep the schema, you could check to see which DC has FSMO roles installed by running the following command: NETDOM query FSMO Run the same commands on the DC that has the FSMO roles NETDIAG /v >DCNetDiag.txt DCDIAG /v >DCDCDiag.txt Please again make sure both the above text files are error free as well. Some good information for you upgrade exchange 2003 to exchange 2010: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998186.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exdeploy2010/default.aspx#Home Regards! gavin
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June 22nd, 2010 2:27am

i got same this problem same error code 1 in pdc open active directory site and service replicate from PDC to additional domain controller make sure the replicate succeed 2 in additional system replicate from primary to additional and make sure that succeed finally run setup agian
March 7th, 2011 11:54am

I had a same and I fixed this........ Solution 1. The error is happening at the "Organization Preparation" stage, so let's go 'old school' and do that manually. 2. Locate the server on your network that is the schema master (Locate FSMO Servers). 3. Put the Exchange 2010 DVD in the schema master (Or share it over the network and connect to it from the schema master server). 4. Drop to command line and change to the DVD Drive/Directory with the Exchange 2010 setup files in it. 5. ONLY do this if you have Exchange 2003 already! Run the following command, (If no Exchange 2003 present, skip to the next step). X:\Setup /PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions (Where "X" is CD ROM derive letter) 6. Run the following command: X:\Setup /PrepareSchema 7. Run the following command: X:\Setup /PrepareAD Note: At this point it may fail, and say it requires an organization name, (it will do this if it finds no existing container in Active Directory). Error Exchange organization name is required for this mode. To specify an organization name, use the /organizationName parameter. If that is the case, then run the following command: X:\Setup /PrepareAD /OrganizationName:"Your required org name" Reboot your server and try to install exchange 2010. Jotiba Patil
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September 9th, 2011 6:25am

Hi, i got the same problem. But the solution given here does not work in my setup: DC on Windows 2003 SP2 x86 Exchange on Windows 2008 SP2 x64 (no DC on this machine) If i try to start the setup as described i get an error message. It states that the setup is valid, but that is to be used on a different computer type. It does not matter if i use the setup.exe or the setup.com. If i run the setup on the Exchange server i get the same error messages the normal setup ends up with as well. What can i do about this?
September 13th, 2011 7:32pm

Hi friend, Have you raised the forest and domain functionality of the exchange 2003 server? furthermore, thus the exchange organization on a native mode? This may help... http://www.simple-talk.com/sysadmin/exchange/upgrade-exchange-2003-to-exchange-2010/ Thanks
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February 29th, 2012 10:45pm

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