Check that your DNS zone includes _msdcs and the other SRV records.
David Sengupta MCSE, CCA
Exchange MVP & Consultant, Ottawa, Canada
EXOCOM (www.exocom.com) - Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax
Exchange 5.5 FAQ - http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm
Exchange 2000 FAQ - http://www.swinc.com/resource/e2kfaq.htm
Exchange 2000 Resources - http://www.exinternals.com
> Did the installation in one box. No firewall.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >So where is the AD server and where is the E2K server in
> respect to the
> >firewall (if any)? Same box? Different box? Is E2K
> trying to go across
> >David Sengupta MCSE, CCA
> >Exchange MVP & Consultant, Ottawa, Canada
> >Exchange 5.5 FAQ -
> >Exchange 2000 FAQ -
> >Exchange 2000 Resources - http://www.exinternals.com
> >> Hi,
> >> I've troubleshoot the problems till now...
> >> 1) Connect a new server to a new switch set an fixed
> >> internal ip address
> >> 1) Reformat and reinstall w2k server.
> >> 2) Install AD and DNS
> >> 3) Install Exchange
> >> 4) After Exchange, do a reboot
> >> 5) after booting up, check event viewer and it shows
> >> application tab that theres red cross sign saying
> >> cannot find ds server
> >> 6) However, the error only occurs the timing just before
> >> it reboot. When the server is restarted, there's no
> >> 7) I couldn't ignore it becuase after 1 day, all the
> >> exchange services will failed again.