Exchange Update / Install Error: The Error Code Is 8224

KB ID 0001451

Problem

I saw this error while attempting to install an update on Exchange 2010, but it can be seen on all flavours of Exchange. This is the ‘gist’ of the error;

Organization Preparation
Failed

Error:
The following error was generated when "$error.Clear(); 
	install-ExchangeSchema -LdapFileName ($roleInstallPath + "Setup\Data\"+$RoleSchemaPrefix + "schema0.ldf")

" was run: "There was an error while running 'ldifde.exe' to import the schema file 'C:\Windows\Temp\ExchangeSetup\Setup\Data\PostExchange2003_schema0.ldf'. The error code is: 8224. More details can be found in the error file: 'C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\Temp\ldif.err'".

There was an error while running 'ldifde.exe' to import the schema file 'C:\Windows\Temp\ExchangeSetup\Setup\Data\PostExchange2003_schema0.ldf'. The error code is: 8224. More details can be found in the error file: 'C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\Temp\ldif.err'
Click here for help... http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms.exch.err.default(EXCHG.141).aspx?v=14.3.123.3&e=ms.exch.err.Ex88D115&l=0&cl=cp

Solution

This was an easy one to sort out, on one of your domain controllers open “Active Directory Sites and Services”, expand all the sites and look at the server names. In my case there was an old DC in the list (these are usually easy to spot as you cant ‘expand’ them), i.e.theres no NTDS settings below them.

Simply right click the offending server and delete it, then either force domain replication, or wait a while.

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Author: PeteLong

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