Windows Essential business server installation wizard error

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Hi experts,

I am setting up windows Essential business server installation wizard. I have already configured the MMSC configuration container in active directory including the status of each server set up. I think I made a mistake of manually cleaning up the active directory objects and settings and thus damaging the directory, the environment required by Windows Essential Business Server. Now I keep getting the following error message;

Windows Essential Business Server Error

Domain Join Error

Setup failed to find the server : Messaging in Active Directory.

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 I know the error came about by cleaning the directory manually. My question, is there a way of repairing the directory or I will have to format and re install the server?

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Windows Essential business server installation wizard error

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Hi Samuel6!

Yes, manually cleaning up the Active Directory objects will generate this error. You can restore the missing object by using ADRestore by Sysinternals.

Type "Adrestore -r messaging" (without quotations) from the Management server.

Type in "y" when asked "Do you want to restore this object (y/n)?"

Then format and reinstall the server but this time allow it to perform the cleanup by itself.

The installation wizard will handle the necessary cleanup.

Hope this solves your problem!

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Windows Essential business server installation wizard error

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Hi there user:

The problem I see here is that you didn’t clean-up a previous (incomplete) installation. Manually deleting in active directory wasn’t a good idea. Now you know what the cause of this error is.

All you have to do is to launch ADrestore with this syntax Adrestore-r <MessagingServerName> from the Management Server. And yes, you must format and reinstall the server (failed server) to allow EBS set-up to manage a clean-up process.

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