"An inconsistency in the Active Directory was detected" error when you try to create a mailbox database in Exchange Server 2013

Gilt für: Exchange Server 2013 EnterpriseExchange Server 2013 Standard Edition

Symptoms


Assume that you enable the Windows "Failover cluster" feature on an Exchange Server 2013 server, and the server is not a member of a database availability group (DAG). In this situation, you cannot create a mailbox database on the Exchange server. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
System.Management.Automation.RemoteException:
An inconsistency in the Active Directory was detected: Database 'Database name' is expected to be in a database availability group but the value for its MasterServerOrAvailabilityGroup property ('ServerName') is not valid. 

Cause


This issue occurs because the Exchange server is considered to be a member of a DAG incorrectly when it has  the "failover cluster" feature enabled. 

Resolution


To resolve this issue, install Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1:
2926248 Description of Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1

Workaround


To work around this issue, remove the "Failover cluster" feature on an Exchange Server 2013 server.