Problem with .\setup.exe /PrepareAD /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms RRS feed

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  • i am unable to install exchange 2016

    when run following cmd geting some errors. kindly help out

    \Setup.exe /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /PrepareAD 

    Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 11 Unattended Setup

    Copying Files...
    File copy complete. Setup will now collect additional information needed for installation.

    Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check

        Prerequisite Analysis                                                                                                                  100%

    Setup will prepare the organization for Exchange Server 2016 by using 'Setup /PrepareAD'. No Exchange Server 2013 roles have been detected in this topology.
    After this operation, you will not be able to install any Exchange Server 2013 roles.
    For more information, visit: http://technet.microsoft.com/library(EXCHG.150)/ms.exch.setupreadiness.NoE15ServerWarning.aspx

    Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server

        Organization Preparation                                                                                                               100%
    The following error was generated when "$error.Clear();
     initialize-ExchangeUniversalGroups -DomainController $RoleDomainController
    -ActiveDirectorySplitPermissions $RoleActiveDirectorySplitPermissions

    " was run: "Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Tasks.InvalidWKObjectException: The
    well-known object entry B:32:B3DDC6BE2A3BE84B97EB2DCE9477E389:CN=Help Desk\0ADEL:6a1e5bd6-575a-4131-85b9-eb27585f7f5e,CN=Deleted Objects,DC=suraj,DC=com on
    the otherWellKnownObjects attribute in the container object CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=suraj,DC=com points to an invalid DN or a
    deleted object. Remove the entry, and then rerun the task.
     at Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.Task.ThrowError(Exception exception, ErrorCategory
    errorCategory, Object target, String helpUrl)
     at Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Tasks.InitializeExchangeUniversalGroups.CreateGroup(ADOrganizationalUnit
    usgContainer, String groupName, Int32 groupId, Guid wkGuid, String groupDescription, GroupTypeFlags groupType, Boolean createAsRoleGroup)
    Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Tasks.InitializeExchangeUniversalGroups.CreateRoleGroup(ADOrganizationalUnit usgContainer, RoleGroupDefinition roleGroup)
    Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Tasks.InitializeExchangeUniversalGroups.CreateAndValidateRoleGroups(ADOrganizationalUnit usgContainer, RoleGroupCollection
     at Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Tasks.InitializeExchangeUniversalGroups.InternalProcessRecord()
     at Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.Task.InvokeRetryableFunc(String funcName,
    Action func, Boolean terminatePipelineIfFailed)".

    The Exchange Server setup operation didn't complete. More details can be found in ExchangeSetup.log located in the <SystemDrive>:\ExchangeSetupLogs folder.

    Saturday, October 10, 2020 6:05 AM

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  • Hi

    Please check the service account permission of the exchange server which are using. I belief you have single server architecture so you don't click on the "Split on Active Directory"

    Sunday, October 11, 2020 6:27 AM
  • Hi,

    Please follow the steps in this document to delete the otherWellKnownObjects attribute.

    And see if the problem persists.

    In addition,please note that previous Exchange forums on TechNet have been migrated to a new home on Microsoft Q&A and this forum is for Exchange Server Development only.

    It is highly recommended to ask your question there so that there is more chance to get helpful suggestions or answers.


    Kael Yao

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    Monday, October 12, 2020 8:15 AM