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Problem with Forest/schema installing OCS 2007 R2 on Server 2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey everyone, I'm having a problem installing OCS 2007 R2 on a Server 2008 VM running in Hyper-V.
    When I do the Prep forest in the install wizard, it fails and I get this message:
    Failure
    [0xC3EC78CA] At least one built-in display specifier object could not be found. Please make sure all display specifier objects were created successfully during DcPromo process by checking log files (%Windir%\Debug\Dcpromohelp.log and %Windir%\Debug\Csv.log).
    I am running this as an enterprise Admin.  Our domain controller is also running 2008.  Anyone have any idea as to what could be the problem?
    Friday, April 3, 2009 5:01 PM

Answers

  • What happened was I had to transfer the schema master from out 2008 PDC back to our old 2003 DC and ran that lcscmd command from there to do the forest prep.  After that, it was smooth sailing through that section.  Thanks all for the help!
    • Marked as answer by thz3chris Monday, April 20, 2009 5:55 PM
    Monday, April 20, 2009 5:54 PM

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  • Are you a Schema admin as well?
    Jon
    Friday, April 3, 2009 7:01 PM
  • Yep, that as well
    Friday, April 3, 2009 7:44 PM

  • Did you check if the target AD domain functional level has been raised to ‘Windows Server 2003’ or above?

    Since you are building the test environment usin Hyper-V, you may wish to check out a related article here.

    Please let us know if this helps. Thanks!


    TechNet Forum Moderator - http://www.leedesmond.com/weblog/
    Saturday, April 4, 2009 6:25 PM
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  • Yes, I hopped on the 2008 DC and it had already been at the 2003 functional level. 
    Monday, April 6, 2009 3:18 PM
  • I was under the impression you couldnt install OCS 2007 R2 on a VM? Am I mis-informed?
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 9:33 AM

  • Would you be able to share the contents of Dcpromohelp.log and %Windir%\Debug\Csv.log?


    TechNet Forum Moderator - http://www.leedesmond.com/weblog/
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 1:43 PM
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  • Installing OCS 2007 R2 in a virtualized environment is not supported in production. Virtualizing the various OCS server roles should however be fine for lab testing, learning and evaluation purposes.

    Hope this helps. Thanks.


    TechNet Forum Moderator - http://www.leedesmond.com/weblog/
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 1:49 PM
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  • Installing OCS 2007 R2 in a virtualized environment is not supported in production. Virtualizing the various OCS server roles should however be fine for lab testing, learning and evaluation purposes.

    Hope this helps. Thanks.


    TechNet Forum Moderator - http://www.leedesmond.com/weblog/
    Can you point me in the direction of any documentation that states this? We run a heavy virtual environment and will need official documentation to get around this.

    Jon
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 1:23 PM

  • Real-time applications that involve audio/video are not good candidates for virtualization in a production environment. Although written for OCS 2007 RTM, this guide "Office Communications Server 2007 Document: Supportability Guide" should help you get started.

    Hope this helps. Thanks.

    TechNet Forum Moderator - http://www.leedesmond.com/weblog/
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 1:55 PM
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  • Would you be able to share the contents of Dcpromohelp.log and %Windir%\Debug\Csv.log?


    TechNet Forum Moderator - http://www.leedesmond.com/weblog/

    from the DC or the OCS Server?
    This is from the DC:
    Connecting to "(null)"
    Logging in as current user using SSPI
    Importing directory from file "C:\Windows\system32\mui\dispspec\dcpromo.csv"
    Error opening input file
    0 entries modified successfully.
    An error has occurred in the program

    Looking at that folder where dcpromo.csv should be, there are no files in the dispspec folder...can this be the problem? and how can it not be there if this is our domain controller?

    As far as virtual, I am just trying to get it running on a virtual in our domain as a proof of concept, quality and latency aren't an issue at this point.
    Thanks
    Friday, April 17, 2009 7:51 PM

  • Do you have at least 2 separate machines - 1 for the DC (Windows Server 2003 or 2008) and a separate one for the OCS R2 server (running on Windows Server 2008 x64)?


    TechNet Forum Moderator - http://www.leedesmond.com
    Saturday, April 18, 2009 9:57 PM
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  • Also you may want to run a DCdiag on your domain controllers. Be sure there are no errors. This actually looks like you might have a problem with one of the DC's not completing a promotion.
    mitch
    Monday, April 20, 2009 3:58 PM
  • What happened was I had to transfer the schema master from out 2008 PDC back to our old 2003 DC and ran that lcscmd command from there to do the forest prep.  After that, it was smooth sailing through that section.  Thanks all for the help!
    • Marked as answer by thz3chris Monday, April 20, 2009 5:55 PM
    Monday, April 20, 2009 5:54 PM