Setup with the disaster recovery option does not work on a clustered server that is running Exchange 2000 Server and Exchange Server 2003

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SUMMARY

If a Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server or Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 computer is clustered, you cannot install Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003 with the /disasterrecovery switch on an Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003 virtual server Active Directory directory service object. In Exchange 2000 Server, the installation may appear to complete successfully, but the results are unpredictable. In Exchange Server 2003, you may receive the following error message:
The component "Microsoft Exchange" cannot be assigned the action "Disaster Recovery" because: - Microsoft Exchange setup does not support the use of the DisasterRecovery action when running on cluster nodes. See the Microsoft Exchange Disaster Recovery white paper at http://www.microsoft.com/exchange for the proper methodology to use for recovering a Microsoft Exchange cluster.

MORE INFORMATION

For detailed information about disaster recovery features in Exchange 2000 Server and in Exchange Server 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125016.aspx
For more information about how to deploy Exchange 2000 Server clusters, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=824a63a2-f722-4bff-a223-e71b856f83c4
For more information about how to deploy Exchange Server 2003 clusters, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123612.aspx

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Article ID: 323016 - Last Review: October 25, 2007 - Revision: 10.5
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition
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