- Setup is unable to access the Windows 2000 Active Directory
- Failed to contact the Schema Master for this Active Directory forest.
> Well .... you were right about the DNS.....
> We finally figured it out after sniffing the network (my minions did
> ofcourse ;-))
> In our DNS client - on the machine we were trying to install Exchange 2000
> on - we needed to add a DNS suffix for the root-domain.
> It seems that the Exchange server knows the servername of the schema
> (through the directory), but 'forgets' to add the dns-zone (domainname) to
> the query.
> So the query was just : < servername schema-master >
> by adding the suffix of the root-domain to the dns-resolver, the exchange
> server was able to find the schema-master.
> The installing went smooth afterwards, and we're now the happy owners of a
> working Exchange 2000 server ;-)