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XADM: Setup Stops in the Directory Service Installation Step with Errors 0X8007203A and 0x8007203B

Article ID: 252080

Article Last Modified on 2/22/2007


  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q252080


When you set up Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server on a Microsoft Windows 2000 Server-based domain controller, error 0x8007203A, indicating that the server is not operational, may occur during the directory service installation.

When you click Try Again in the Error dialog box, you may receive error 0x8007203B, indicating that a local error has occurred.


This behavior can occur if the Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) subsystem is damaged. Setup uses ADsOpenObject to point to ADSI, and when this object is damaged, any call returns error 0x8007203B, which is ERROR_DS_LOCAL_ERROR.


To work around this issue, restart the computer, and then run Setup again.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server.

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