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Aug
26
Domain Join Error: Cannot Complete This Function
Posted by Reprinted Article on 26 August 2013 11:53 PM

In our newly recovered SBS 2008 environment we have not restored our client's Windows Server 2012 DC.

When attempting to join a freshly installed Windows 7 VM via http://connect we hit the following error:

13-08-26 BIO-Recovery - 02 Cannot complete this function ERROR

Connect Computer Error Details

ERROR: Connecting to the network

Cannot complete this function

Now, we then went and tried to join the VM manually and this is what we hit:

image

Computer Name/Domain Changes

The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "domain.local":

Cannot complete this function.

After verifying that DHCP was only handing out the recovered SBS as the only DNS server we went on to clean out DSSite.msc of the secondary DC and then on to DNS to clean up domain.local and _msdcs.domain.local.

Once we cleaned out the references to the now absent DC we had a successful domain join.

Moral of the story: If a now defunct DC still exists in Active Directory Sites and Services and/or DNS then clean-up including metadata clean-up (KB216498) may be required.

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

Windows Live Writer


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Aug
26
Domain Join Error: Cannot Complete This Function
Posted by Reprinted Article on 26 August 2013 11:53 PM

In our newly recovered SBS 2008 environment we have not restored our client's Windows Server 2012 DC.

When attempting to join a freshly installed Windows 7 VM via http://connect we hit the following error:

13-08-26 BIO-Recovery - 02 Cannot complete this function ERROR

Connect Computer Error Details

ERROR: Connecting to the network

Cannot complete this function

Now, we then went and tried to join the VM manually and this is what we hit:

image

Computer Name/Domain Changes

The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "domain.local":

Cannot complete this function.

After verifying that DHCP was only handing out the recovered SBS as the only DNS server we went on to clean out DSSite.msc of the secondary DC and then on to DNS to clean up domain.local and _msdcs.domain.local.

Once we cleaned out the references to the now absent DC we had a successful domain join.

Moral of the story: If a now defunct DC still exists in Active Directory Sites and Services and/or DNS then clean-up including metadata clean-up (KB216498) may be required.

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

Windows Live Writer


Read more »



Aug
2
Exchange Transport TLS Certificate Expiry Warnings and/or Errors
Posted by Reprinted Article on 02 August 2013 11:36 AM

For those that have been supporting SBS Standard for a number of years now will be finding that Exchange Self-Issued certificates are expiring.

One self-issued certificate, and note that it seems to be independent of the SBS Third Party Trusted Certificates Wizard, is used for Transport Layer Security (TLS).

    MSExchangeTransport

    Event Details:   

    There is no valid SMTP Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate for the FQDN of SBS.DOMAIN.local. The existing certificate for that FQDN has expired. The continued use of that FQDN will cause mail flow problems. A new certificate that contains the FQDN of SBS.DOMAIN.local should be installed on this server as soon as possible. You can create a new certificate by using the New-ExchangeCertificate task.

The domain listed in the error is the key to figuring out which Thumbprint we need.

  • Open Exchange PowerShell (Run As Admin)
  • Get-ExchangeCertificate | Select CertificateDomains,Thumbprint,Status,Services | fl

The resulting list will post all certificates installed in the Personal Store on that server. Note the certificate with an INVALID status that points to SERVER.DOMAIN.LOCAL.

Copy the GUID and paste it into the following command:

  • Get-ExchangeCertificate –Thumbprint GUIDHere | New-ExchangeCertificate

At the prompt to replace the existing certificate answer Yes.

The expired certificate should now be replaced and Exchange Transport will continue on.

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

Windows Live Writer


Read more »



Aug
2
Exchange Transport TLS Certificate Expiry Warnings and/or Errors
Posted by Reprinted Article on 02 August 2013 11:36 AM

For those that have been supporting SBS Standard for a number of years now will be finding that Exchange Self-Issued certificates are expiring.

One self-issued certificate, and note that it seems to be independent of the SBS Third Party Trusted Certificates Wizard, is used for Transport Layer Security (TLS).

    MSExchangeTransport

    Event Details:   

    There is no valid SMTP Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate for the FQDN of SBS.DOMAIN.local. The existing certificate for that FQDN has expired. The continued use of that FQDN will cause mail flow problems. A new certificate that contains the FQDN of SBS.DOMAIN.local should be installed on this server as soon as possible. You can create a new certificate by using the New-ExchangeCertificate task.

The domain listed in the error is the key to figuring out which Thumbprint we need.

  • Open Exchange PowerShell (Run As Admin)
  • Get-ExchangeCertificate | Select CertificateDomains,Thumbprint,Status,Services | fl

The resulting list will post all certificates installed in the Personal Store on that server. Note the certificate with an INVALID status that points to SERVER.DOMAIN.LOCAL.

Copy the GUID and paste it into the following command:

  • Get-ExchangeCertificate –Thumbprint GUIDHere | New-ExchangeCertificate

At the prompt to replace the existing certificate answer Yes.

The expired certificate should now be replaced and Exchange Transport will continue on.

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

Windows Live Writer


Read more »




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