"Active Directory error 0x52" at Exchange Server 2016 Edge role installation

Applies to: Exchange Server 2016Exchange Server 2016 Enterprise EditionExchange Server 2016 Standard Edition


Consider the following scenario:

  • There are multiple domains in a forest.
  • You log in to a domain-joined server by using a user account from another domain.
  • You try to install the Exchange Server 2016 Edge role with Cumulative Update 8 or Cumulative Update 7 on this server.

In this scenario, the installation fails with the following error. The PowerShell execution also fails with a similar error.


This is a known issue.


Install Edge server by using an account from the same domain.