Exchange server 2003 R2 (error: v-16-13-5508)

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I have a HP server, which I have windows 2003 R2 installed. After planning the cluster deployment strategy, correct deployment of that cluster ensures high availability of the servers that run Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. I want to fully understand how to deploy Exchange Server 2003 in a cluster.

The command I am using is C:Program FilesMicrosoftExchange ServerBin>eseutil /d C:Program FilesExchange serverMailboxFirst Storage GroupMailbox Database.edb. This is the default settings under which I used to install. But then I get the following error message; 

VCS Error

The Exchange database C:Program FilesMicrosoftExchange

ServerMailboxFirst Storage GroupMailbox Database.edb is on

the local drive of the system. You must move the database to a

shared storage before configuring the service group.

Error V-16-13-5508

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I want to access the mailbox database and perhaps be able to drag and drop the DB from the directory to another location, but I keep getting the above mentioned error. Please any who know how to go about this, please?

Thank you.

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Exchange server 2003 R2 (error: v-16-13-5508)



This happens when the Exchange database is in the local drive of the system (C:), it needs to be moved to shared storage. You need to:

  • Run the Exchange Server 2003 Setup Wizard first.
  • On the Exchange Server Configuration page, left side, make sure that there is a check mark on Prerequisites, Group Selection, System Selection and the arrow should be on Databases.
Note: Make sure that the settings are correct. Example: 
  • Exchange Virtual Server: VS-740E-1.
  • Registry Replication Path:F:\VCSPrivateRegRepExch.
  • Transaction Log Path: F:\VCSPrivateRegRepExchMicrosoftExchange ServerMailboxFirst Storage Group.
  • Ex change Database Path: C:Program FilesMicrosoftExchange ServerMailboxFirst Storage Group.
  • Next.
  • The Exchange Server 2003 Setup Wizard will help you in moving the database from the local drive to the share location that you choose.
  • Exchange Server configuration wizard will run successfully and complete the Exchange service group creation.

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