Thursday, March 19, 2009

SBS 2008 Migration Error: "Microsoft Exchange": 0x80072030 (8240): There is no such object on the server.

So one of the first migrations we have done and we encountered the above error right away while trying to uninstall Exchange 2003 from the source server.  Most folks will direct you to a KB from Microsoft on the postmaster account.  However our Exchange install log (check in the root of C: for yours) showed something different that is posted at the bottom of this post.

Essentially is pointed to another Active Directory problem.  And for migration sake the advice from Microsoft was don’t worry about troubleshooting trying to get Exchange Server 2003 off of the source server through Add/Remove programs…it’s not worth it.  Go to the KB How to remove Exchange Server 2003 from your computer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833396 and perform that and then demote the source server.

Folks all I can say is that if you’re migrating Small Business Server you’re going to get very familiar with adsiedit and the above KB on manually uninstalling Exchange Server 2003.

If you’re not familiar with adsiedit then here’s my advice:  step away from the server with your hands in the prone position and give a call to someone who can assist you.  You’ll really mess everything up very quickly if you’re not careful.

[16:34:39]  ScPRQ_ServerIsNotRUSResponsibleServerInTheNonEmptyOrg
(f:\titanium\admin\src\udog\excommon\prereq.cxx:3133)
           Error code 0X80072030 (8240): There is no such object on the
server.
[16:34:39]  CCompServer::ScCheckEVSPrerequisites
(f:\titanium\admin\src\udog\exsetdata\components\server\compserver.cxx:1358)
           Error code 0X80072030 (8240): There is no such object on the
server.
[16:34:39]  CCompServer::ScCheckPrerequisites
(f:\titanium\admin\src\udog\exsetdata\components\server\compserver.cxx:955)
           Error code 0X80072030 (8240): There is no such object on the
server.
[16:34:39]  CComExchSetupComponent::ScCheckPrerequisites
(f:\titanium\admin\src\udog\bo\comboifaces.cxx:1598)
           Error code 0X80072030 (8240): There is no such object on the
server.
[16:34:39]  CComExchSetupComponent::ScCheckPrerequisites
(f:\titanium\admin\src\udog\bo\comboifaces.cxx:1598)
           Error code 0X80072030 (8240): There is no such object on the
server.
[16:34:39] === IGNORING PREVIOUS ERRORS === HrSetProblemOnInstallAction,
while calling ScCheckPrerequisites
(f:\titanium\admin\src\udog\bo\comboifaces.cxx:1399)
           The operation has completed successfully.
[16:34:39] Setup encountered an error while checking prerequisites for the
component "Microsoft Exchange":
0X80072030 (8240): There is no such object on the server.