Article ID: 322801 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q322801
After you install Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 successfully, the Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service may not start, and you may receive the following error message:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: MSExchangeDSAccess
Event ID: 2103
Process MAD.EXE (PID=1432). All Global Catalog Servers in use are not responding:
This issue occurs because no global catalog server can be found in a domain which has been "domain prepped" by the Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 Setup program. Additionally, a Recipient Update Service must exist for the domains containing the Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 server and the global catalog servers, even if no mail-enabled users will be created in these domains.
This error may occur in organizations where either:
To resolve this issue, make sure that you have corrected both conditions listed in the "Cause" section of this article.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Article ID: 322801 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 3.5