Problems installing a standalone MS Exchange Server in a Samb a 2.0.7 Domain

McEldowney, Michael MMcEldowney at
Tue Apr 10 13:29:06 GMT 2001

I'm assuming that your using the Samba 2.0.7 box as your "PDC" for the
domain.  If so, you won't be able to get Exchange to work.  It requires
PDC services that 2.0.7 doesn't provide.  You have 3 options: 
1. Use 2.2.0-alpha3 if you dare run it in a production environment (not
recommended, but you could wait for the 2.2 release)
2. I haven't tried this myself, but I've always thought it should work: 
Set up the NT server that your installing Exchange on as it's own PDC in
it's own domain.  Downside -> User and password maintenance will be a
3. Dump Exchange and use something more stable that runs on Linux. (My
personal preference)
Hope that helps,
Mike McEldowney 
Information Systems Director 
Delta Regional Medical Center 
v. 662-334-2075 
p. 662-379-2498 
e. mmceldowney at 

-----Original Message-----
From: Goetz Weinmann [mailto:goetzmail at]
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 4:46 AM
To: samba-ntdom at
Subject: Problems installing a standalone MS Exchange Server in a Samba
2.0.7 Domain

I've got problems when I try to setup an Exchange Server in a Samba
2.0.7 Domain. I'm logged in as a domain admin and have gotthe local
rights to install exchange. Setup starts and all questions can be
answered... But the last step of setup fails: The services for exchange
are installed and this fails with the error: "Account not found or
Now I tried to start another service with a domain users account, which
fails in the same way...
Unfortunately Exchange can not be installed using a local sam Account or
even the localSystem Account....
Can Somebody out there help me ????
Thanx for your support
Goetz w........

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