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Microsoft Exchange cannot obtain the Fully Qualified Data Name (FQDN) of the specified Exchange server in the routing tables

 

Topic Last Modified: 2007-11-16

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack for Operations Manager monitors the Windows Application log on computers that are running Exchange Server 2007 and generates this alert when the event or events specified in the following Details table are logged.

To learn more about this alert, if you are using Microsoft Operations Manager 2005, do one or more of the following:

  • From the Operator Console, select this alert, and then click the Properties tab. Review the description of the alert that includes the variables specific to your environment.

  • From the Operator Console, click the Events tab, and then double-click the event in the list for which you want to review the event description. Review the events that have been logged that meet the criteria of this Operations Manager alert.

To learn more about this alert, if you are using System Center Operations Manager 2007, do one or more of the following:

  • From the Operations Console, double-click this alert, and then click the General tab. Review the description of the alert that includes the variables specific to your environment.

  • From the Operations Console, double-click this alert, and then click the Alert Context tab. Review the events that have been logged that meet the criteria of this Operations Manager alert.

 

Product Name

Exchange

Product Version

8.0 (Exchange Server 2007)

Event ID

5004

Event Source

MSExchangeTransport

Alert Type

Critical Error

MOM Rule Path

Microsoft Exchange Server/Exchange 2007/Common Components/Hub Transport and Edge Transport/Transport

MOM Rule Name

Microsoft Exchange cannot obtain the Fully Qualified Data Name (FQDN) of the specified Exchange server in the routing tables. Recipients will not be routed to this server.

This Error event indicates that the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 transport routing engine can't obtain the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the specified server. Routing has determined that a message should be delivered to the specified server. However, the FQDN for this server is not available in the referenced routing table. Therefore, routing is unable to deliver messages to recipients with mailboxes located on this server. This error may be caused by Active Directory directory service replication latency.

To resolve this error, do one or more of the following:

  • Use the Get-ExchangeServer cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell to verify that the FQDN of the indicated server is correct.

  • Take no action. The messages will be routed to the Unreachable queue and delivery will retried when routing configuration changes. When the FQDN for the server is updated in routing tables, the messages will automatically be routed to the destination server.

  • If you have been granted the correct permissions, you can force Active Directory replication to occur immediately. An Active Directory notification will cause the routing tables to be updated and any affected messages in the Unreachable queue will be resubmitted and routed to the destination server.

  • Verify that the Exchange server specified in the error message text is functional and available on the network. For example, use the Ping or PathPing command-line tools to test basic connectivity. Use Ping to isolate network hardware problems and incompatible configurations. Use PathPing to detect packet loss over multiple-hop trips. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 325487, How to troubleshoot network connectivity problems.

  • Verify that the Exchange server that logged this event can communicate with one or more Active Directory servers available in the organization.

  • Review other related Error and Warning events in the Application log. These related events may help you find the root cause of this error.

  • If the recommended steps do not resolve this error, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services. For more information about how to contact support, visit the Microsoft Help and Support Web site.

To search the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles based on criteria that generated this alert, visit the Search the Support Knowledge Base (KB) Web site.

To review Exchange 2007 event message articles that may not be represented by Exchange 2007 alerts, see the Events and Errors Message Center.

If you are not already doing so, consider running the tools that Microsoft Exchange offers to help administrators analyze and troubleshoot their Exchange environment. These tools can help you make sure that your configuration is in line with Microsoft best practices. They can also help you identify and resolve performance issues, improve mail flow, and better manage disaster recovery scenarios. Go to the Toolbox node of the Exchange Management Console to run these tools now. For more information about these tools, see Toolbox in the Exchange Server 2007 Help.

 
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