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There is no default authoritative domain or the domain name is empty

 

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

16016

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

There is no default authoritative domain or the domain name is empty.

This Error event indicates that there is no default authoritative domain, or that the authoritative domain name is empty.

Accepted domains are any Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) namespace for which a Microsoft Exchange organization sends and receives e-mail. Accepted domains include those domains for which the Exchange organization is authoritative. An Exchange organization is authoritative when it handles mail delivery for recipients in the accepted domain. By default, one accepted domain exists and is configured as authoritative for the Exchange organization during installation.

For more information, see Managing Accepted Domains.

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

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

  • Reenter the missing authoritative domain information. For more information, see How to Configure Authoritative Domains for the Exchange 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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