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I will discuss different Exchange Management Console Initialization failed Errors.

In this first part series, I will discuss the resolution for duplicate SIDs error message that are shown below. This message is genereated after exchange 2010 service pack installation.

 

 

 

Resolution:

 

Download and extract PSGetSid tool and check the SIDs for both DC and Exchange 2010.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897417

 

 

 If it is fresh installation.

 During the VM provisioning process  DC and Exchange server had the same server SIDs. I forcibly removed the Exchange server, cleaned up AD to remove all traces of Exchange and re-installed Exchange.

 

 The EMC Initialization Error caused by duplicated SIDs

Resolution #2 :

 The way I recovered my Exchange-VM:

  •  Stop Exchange-Services
  •  Copy the entire Database-Folder to a temporary location (or use the virtual data-disk for the new VM)
  •  Shutdown Exchange-VM
  •  Install new VM or import a template and change the SID with sysprep.
  •  Remove old server account from AD
  •  Rename the new VM with the old name and join the domain
  •  Add the server account to the AD-group “Microsoft Exchange System Objects/Exchange Install Domain Servers” (to avoid  MSEXCHANGEADTOPOLOGY-server startup error)
  •  Copy the Exchange-database to the same driver/folder
  •  Run “Setup /m:RecoverServer /InstallWindowsComponents” from Exchange 2010 SP1 Folder

 

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