Topic Last Modified: 2009-04-22

This topic explains how to use Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Setup together with the /preparedomain switch to mount the Mailbox database in Exchange 2007.

When you try to mount the Mailbox database in Exchange 2007, the database may not mount successfully. When this occurs, errors that resemble the following are logged in Event Viewer:

Event Source: MSExchange System Attendant Mailbox

Event ID: 4001

Description: A transient failure has occurred. The problem may resolve itself in a while. The service will retry in 56 seconds. Diagnostic information:

Cannot open mailbox /o=MailboxName/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=EX1/cn=Microsoft System Attendant.

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.ConnectionFailedTransientException: Cannot open mailbox /o= MailboxName/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=EX1/cn=Microsoft System Attendant. ---> Microsoft.Mapi.MapiExceptionNetworkError: MapiExceptionNetworkError: Unable to make connection to the server. (hr=0x80040115, ec=-2147221227)

Event Source: MSExchangeIS

Event ID: 9518

Description: Error 0x80004005 starting Storage Group /DC=ch/DC= MailboxName/DC=lan/CN=Configuration/CN=Services/CN=Microsoft Exchange/CN=Name/CN=Administrative Groups/CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/CN=Servers/CN=EX1/CN=InformationStore/CN=First Storage Group on the Microsoft Exchange Information Store.

MDB failed to start.

Event Source: MSExchangeIS

Event ID: 9519

Description: Error 0x80004005 starting database "First Storage Group\Mailbox Database" on the Microsoft Exchange Information Store.

Event Source: MSExchangeIS

Event ID: 9546

Description: Failed to create the Event Registration Mailbox for Database First Storage Group\Mailbox Database. Error - 0xbf6f.

This problem occurs if the Microsoft Exchange System Object (MESO) container is deleted from the Active Directory directory service. To resolve this issue, run Exchange 2007 Setup together with the /preparedomain switch to create the MESO container. After the MESO container is created, restart the Information Store service.

To create the MESO container
  1. At a command prompt on the computer that is running Exchange 2007, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

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    setup /prepareDomain
  2. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.

  3. In the Results pane, find the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service.

  4. Right-click the service, and then click Restart.