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You cannot create a receive connector after you install Exchange Server 2007 SP3

SYMPTOMS
After you install Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3) on a computer that has Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed, you cannot create a new receive connector on the computer. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

Active Directory operation failed on <DC>. This error is not retriable. Additional information: The parameter is incorrect.
Active directory response: 00000057: LdapErr: DSID-0C090B38, comment: Error in attribute conversion operation, data 0, vece
The requested attribute does not exist.
CAUSE
This issue occurs because the Active Directory schema is not updated when you install Exchange Server 2007 SP3. Additionally, the receive connector class contains the following two new attributes in Exchange Server 2007 SP3:
  • msExchExtendedProtectionSPNList
  • msExchPopImapExtendedProtectionPolicy
WORKAROUND
To work around this issue, run the Setup.com /prepareschema command in the Exchange Management Shell.

To avoid this issue, run the Setup.com /prepareschema command in the Exchange Management Shell before you install Exchange Server 2007 SP3.

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information about Exchange Server 2007 SP3, visit the following Microsoft website:For more information about the changes to the Active Directory schema in Exchange Server 2007 SP3, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website:
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Article ID: 2457729 - Last Review: 04/22/2011 03:36:00 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

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