Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-08
Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 setup cannot continue because the domain controller assigned the Active Directory® directory service schema master role, also known as flexible single master operations (FSMO), is running Microsoft Windows® 2000 Server.
Exchange 2007 setup requires that the domain controller that serves as the schema FSMO run Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or a later version.
The FSMO controls all updates and modifications to the Active Directory schema.
To resolve this issue, upgrade or move the FSMO domain controller to a Windows Server 2003 SP1 or a later server version and rerun Microsoft Exchange setup.
For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 325379, "How to upgrade Windows 2000 domain controllers to Windows Server 2003" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=3052&kbid=325379).
For more information about transferring the infrastructure master role from one domain controller to another domain controller, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
- For Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003, see 324801, "How To
View and Transfer FSMO Roles in Windows Server 2003" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=3052&kbid=324801)
- For Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, see 255690, "HOW TO:
View and Transfer FSMO Roles in the Graphical User Interface"