Metabase Update failed to read the Configuration namespace property from the domain controller. Error code is .

Details
Product: Exchange
Event ID: 1042
Source: MSExchangeMU
Version: 6.5.7638.0
Component: Microsoft Exchange Metabase Update
Message: Metabase Update failed to read the Configuration namespace property from the domain controller. Error code is <error code>.
   
Explanation

This event indicates that Exchange was not able to read the configuration namespace property from any domain controller. The error code in the event may vary, depending on why Exchange was not able to read the configuration namespace property. One of the more common values is 0x80040a01. This event frequently occurs when the topology discovery process in Directory Service Access (DSAccess) fails. Some reasons that the topology discovery process in DSAccess fails include intermittent or faulty network connectivity, DNS problems, or permissions problems.

   
User Action

Review events in the event log that were logged before this event. There will probably be Error events pertaining to DSAccess failures, network connectivity failures, and so on. Focus on resolving the problems indicated by the earlier Error events. Running DCDiag and NetDiag may be useful in resolving this problem.

For details, see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

246175 XGEN: The Role of DSAccess in Exchange 2000 Server

250570 Directory service server detection and DSAccess usage

316300 Event ID 2080 from MSExchangeDSAccess

320529 XADM: Using DSAccess in a Perimeter Network Firewall Scenario Requires a Registry Key Setting

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