2009-06-22

Cannot install maiblox role on Exchange Server 2007 SP1: An error occurred. The error code was 3221684229. The message was Access is denied

If you're trying to install Exchange Server 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 R2 RC as did I and get the following results for Mailbox Role:

"Mailbox Role
Failed

Error:
An error occurred. The error code was 3221684229. The message was Access is denied.."

try running Setup.exe in Vista SP2 compatibility mode and it should be ok.

42 comments:

  1. Anonymous10.8.09

    this works!!!!!!
    you guys rock , alot of other posts re AD schema setup and nothing worked .

    FYI right click the exchange 2007 setup.exe
    tick compatibility for Vista (sp2)
    and
    at the bottom tick run as administrator just for kicks..

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  2. Just setup exchange '07 on server 2008 R2 enterprise rtm 7600 and the above suggestion worked wonderfully. thanks!

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  3. does anyone know WHY this works? I would like to understand what MS is doing here....

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  4. McKee26.8.09

    Exchange 2007 is NOT supported on Windows 2008 R2. Please do not install such configurations on production systems - it COULD work (if you hack it) but it wouldn't be supported.

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  5. Anonymous15.9.09

    Thank deeply.
    I solved the same problem
    Marco

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  6. Anonymous5.10.09

    Great tip, I'll never know how the heck you came accross this finding! thanks a lot!

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  7. u rock man , thx alot , u save my day ,.,.

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  8. ovt12321.10.09

    Fix works perfectly for 2008r2 and exch07sp1 install error.

    Many thanks

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  9. Anonymous26.10.09

    Fantastico!!!

    How retarded of MS to dare bring out an OS which is such a piece of crap!

    Seriously, what benefits has R2 presented our customers with at this time, outside of a larger bill?

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  10. "try running Setup.exe in Vista SP2 compatibility mode and it should be ok."

    JESUS... it works!

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  11. Anonymous14.1.10

    very annoyed about this W2K8 and E2K7 compatibility issue. I installed:

    W2K8 R2
    spent 2 days getting E2K8 to install
    only to find the mailbox problem
    tried to remove E2K8 and got errors
    so now removing W2K8 R2 from domain
    installing W2K8 SP2
    then E2K7

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  12. Anonymous3.2.10

    So I tried compatibility mode "Windows 2008 SP1" and that works too. I think it's even closer to what the setup expects.

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  13. Gert4.2.10

    Although you can fool the setup of SP1, Exchange is really not supported on Windows 2008 R2. Exchange 2007 SP2 does a more thorough check and blocks the install.
    While you have the chance, move to Windows 2008 (SP1/SP2) and no R2. It will save you from trouble later on.

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  14. I admit that at first I thought Gert & McKee were crazy for stating you can’t install Ex 2007 on W2K8 R2, further research revealed that in fact Ex 2007 is not W2K8 (any release) compatible. For other non believers I provide the following:

    Although you cannot install Exchange 2007 RTM on a server running Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2007 RTM is supported for use with Windows Server 2008 directory servers. Similarly, Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) cannot be installed on computers running Windows Server 2008, but it is supported for use with Windows Server 2008 directory servers.

    See Ex 2007 System requirements http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996719(EXCHG.80).aspx

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  15. Contrary to "Although you cannot install Exchange 2007 RTM on a server running Windows Server 2008" the following list indicates that that infact you can.

    Supported 64 bit servers ... One of the following:

    Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition operating system with SP2
    Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition with SP2, with Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI)
    Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition operating system with SP2
    Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition with SP2, with MUI
    Windows Server 2003 Datacenter x64 Edition operating system with SP2
    Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition with SP2, with MUI
    Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition operating system with SP2
    Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition with SP2, with MUI
    Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition operating system with SP2
    Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2, Enterprise x64 Edition with SP2, with MUI
    Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition operating system with SP2
    Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2, Datacenter x64 Edition with SP2, with MUI
    64-bit edition of the Windows Server 2008 Standard operating system
    64-bit edition of the Windows Server 2008 Enterprise operating system
    64-bit edition of the Windows Server 2008 Datacenter operating system

    Sigh

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  16. Anonymous6.4.10

    Nice, It really worked. Thanks a lot.
    Products of Microsoft is getting more complicated than before.

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  17. Anonymous21.4.10

    yes it works...
    thanks man. but i cant understand whats logic behind it.

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  18. Sweet Mary mother of Jesus - god bless you. I have been footling round with this for hours, the tourettes gradually worsening. Legendary fix! Thank you very much

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  19. 3 words...

    ABSOLUTE
    BLOODY
    CHAMPION!!!!

    Thanks man, you are a legend!

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  20. Anonymous5.8.10

    thanks a lot man- you saved my day.

    although it's a shame that this problem arises in production systems.. .

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  21. Anonymous25.8.10

    HI,
    Thanks a lot , This worked for me . Thanks once again.

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  22. Hey, this worked for me, thanks !!

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  23. Hi,

    Anyone knows if this is a setup problem or this is a larger problem than that?

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  24. I found the answer

    It seems like only a setup problem

    With E2k7 SP3 everythink seems be solved

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607226(EXCHG.80).aspx

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  25. FYI, this method *doesn't* work for Exchange 2010.

    I'm getting the same error when trying to uninstall.

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  26. Anonymous14.1.11

    thanks bro... it's working in my system

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  27. Anonymous28.1.11

    thanks!!!

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  28. Anonymous2.2.11

    Hahahahha

    Great job, worked :)

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  29. Anonymous19.4.11

    awsome, thanks

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  30. Anonymous22.4.11

    FYI, Exchange 2007 SP3 download from MS allows full install on Windows 2008 R2 servers and doesn't cause this error.

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  31. Wow... great job buddy... Thankx.

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  32. it worked....thnks budy..

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  33. it worked dude...really appreciated ur finding....

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  34. Thanks mate, will try this!

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  35. Anonymous28.6.11

    Worked for me, thanks

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  36. Anonymous9.7.11

    Thanks mate...this really works...!!

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  37. Konrad8.9.11

    Thank you man,
    You have saved my time.
    Cheers from Scotland

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  38. Thanks a lot. It really worked:)

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  39. Anonymous19.9.12

    GREAT JOB

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  40. Anonymous20.8.13

    This is perfect. it just works.

    thanks guys

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  41. Anonymous26.11.13

    It's work fine, thank you!!

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  42. Anonymous2.9.14

    it works , vista sp2 thanks

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