Microsoft Exchange System Attendant was unable to find the Exchange server object named ‘%1’ in Active Directory. All known domain controllers were checked for this object.

Details
Product: Exchange
Event ID: 1038
Source: MSExchangeSA
Version: 8.0
Symbolic Name: evtNoServerObject
Message: Microsoft Exchange System Attendant was unable to find the Exchange server object named ‘%1’ in Active Directory. All known domain controllers were checked for this object.
   
Explanation

This Error event indicates that the Microsoft Exchange System Attendant process was not able to find the Microsoft Exchange server object in the Active Directory directory service. This failure might have occurred because of missing permissions, or because the Exchange Server object was removed from Active Directory. This event might also occur if the distinguished name of the Exchange server was changed. There might be other event messages in the Application log accompanying this event. These messages include the following:

  • Event 9149   Microsoft Exchange System Attendant failed to start Exchange server ‘ServerName’. Error code ‘0x8007200a’.

  • Event 9149   Microsoft Exchange System Attendant failed to start Exchange server ‘Servername’. Error code ‘0x80072030’.

  • Event 1005   Unexpected error%1 occurred. The specified directory service attribute or value does not exist.

  • Event 9186   Microsoft Exchange System Attendant has detected that the local computer is not a member of group %1. System Attendant is going to add the local computer into the group.

  • Event 9187   Microsoft Exchange System Attendant failed to add the local computer as a member of the DS group object %1. Please stop all the Microsoft Exchange services, add the local computer into the group manually and restart all the services.

   
User Action

To resolve this error, do one or both of the following:

  • Check to make sure that the distinguished name of the Exchange server named in this event was not modified.

  • Verify that the Exchange server is part of the Exchange Domain Servers group.

If you are not already doing so, consider running the tools that Microsoft Exchange offers to help administrators analyze and troubleshoot their Exchange environment. These tools can help you make sure that your configuration is in line with Microsoft best practices. They can also help you identify and resolve performance issues, improve mail flow, and better manage disaster recovery scenarios. Go to the Toolbox node of the Exchange Management Console to run these tools now. For more information about these tools, see Toolbox in the Exchange Server 2007 Help.

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