Error message that has an error code 80005000 when you run Antigen 9.0 in a cluster environment: "ERROR: ADGetStorage - Could not bind to Active Directory configuration context"

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SYMPTOMS

You run Microsoft Antigen 9.0 for Microsoft Exchange in a cluster environment, and the Exchange cluster group has more than one Network Name resource. In this case, Antigen selects the first Network Name resource, and this selection may be incorrect.

For example, consider the following scenario:
  • You have Veritas Backup Exec or another third-party backup application installed on the server.
  • A Network Name resource for the backup application is present in the Exchange cluster group.
In this scenario, Antigen may select the backup application Network Name instead of the Exchange Virtual Server (EVS) Network Name that is expected from Active Directory directory service. Therefore, Antigen cannot correctly retrieve storage groups. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
ERROR: ADGetStorage - Could not bind to Active Directory configuration context. Error code: 80005000

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, install Hotfix Rollup 3 for Antigen 9.0 for Exchange with Service Pack 1. For more information about how to obtain and install Hotfix Rollup 3 for Antigen 9.0 for Exchange with Service Pack 1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
950791 Description of Hotfix Rollup 3 for Antigen 9.0 for Exchange with Service Pack 1
Note Before you install Hotfix Rollup 3 for Antigen 9.0 for Exchange with Service Pack 1, you must have Antigen 9.0 for Exchange with Service Pack 1 installed.

After you install Hotfix Rollup 3 for Antigen 9.0 for Exchange with Service Pack 1, Antigen uses the GetExchVirtualServerNames function to detect the network name. Then, Antigen searches for the Microsoft Exchange System Attendant resource, and Antigen retrieves the NetworkName property.

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Stack output

The Program log may resemble the following.
Mon Feb 25 22:30:58 2008 (1544-3880), "ERROR: ADGetStorage - Could not bind to Active Directory configuration context. Error code: 80005000"

Wed Mar 26 10:34:17 2008 (6888-3512), "Active Directory Diagnostics: Set the search preference - COMPLETE"
Wed Mar 26 10:34:17 2008 (6888-3512), "Active Directory Diagnostics: Filter Used for Search:(&(objectCategory=msExchExchangeServer)(CN=<CNName1>))"

Wed Mar 26 10:34:19 2008 (6888-3512), "Active Directory Diagnostics: Filter Used for Search:(&(objectCategory=msExchExchangeServer)(CN=<CNName2>))"

Event ID     : 8012
Raw Event ID : 8012
Record Nr.   : 3384407
Category     : Unknown
Source       : Microsoft Antigen for Exchange
Type         : Error
Generated    : 25/02/2008 22:49:38
Written      : 25/02/2008 22:49:38
Machine      : <ComputerName>
Message      : EventViewer pro error 0x2: Could not open the dll which is required to format this event.
ADGetStorage - Could not bind to Active Directory configuration context. Error code: 80005000

err 80005000
# for hex 0x80005000 / decimal -2147463168
  E_ADS_BAD_PATHNAME                                             adserr.h
# An invalid directory pathname was passed
# 1 matches found for "80005000"

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Article ID: 951534 - Last Review: June 13, 2008 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Antigen for Exchange
  • Microsoft Antigen for Exchange Service Pack 1
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