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Setup Cannot Install Exchange to a Read-Only Domain Controller

[This topic is intended to address a specific issue called out by the Exchange Server Analyzer Tool. You should apply it only to systems that have had the Exchange Server Analyzer Tool run against them and are experiencing that specific issue. The Exchange Server Analyzer Tool, available as a free download, remotely collects configuration data from each server in the topology and automatically analyzes the data. The resulting report details important configuration issues, potential problems, and nondefault product settings. By following these recommendations, you can achieve better performance, scalability, reliability, and uptime. For more information about the tool or to download the latest versions, see "Microsoft Exchange Analyzers" at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=34707.]  

Topic Last Modified: 2007-07-23

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Setup cannot continue the installation because the target computer is a Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC).

Read-Only Domain Controllers are a feature of Windows Server 2008 Active Directory. The RODC is a type of domain controller install option that can be installed in remote sites that may have lower levels of physical security.

Exchange Setup requires write access to the target install computer.

To resolve this issue, select a target install computer that is not designated as an RODC, and rerun Setup.

 
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