Nominated Exchange server for this connection agreement does not exist in the organization

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Topic Last Modified: 2005-11-17

The Microsoft® Exchange Server Analyzer Tool queries the Active Directory® directory service to determine the value of the msExchServer2NetworkAddress attribute on each connection agreement object. The msExchServer2NetworkAddress attribute represents the network address for the server participating in this connection agreement. The Exchange Server Analyzer enumerates the administrative groups in Active Directory to see if this server name is listed for connection agreement members of an Administrative Group. If this server name is not listed in an administrative group, an error is displayed.

This error indicates an orphaned connection agreement. This can occur if an Exchange Server computer has been decommissioned. If the Exchange Server computer has been removed from the organization, you should change the Exchange server name in the Connections tab of the properties of the connection agreement in the Active Directory Connector (ADC) administration tool. If the Exchange server in question is offline for maintenance or some other known reason, you can ignore this error.

To correct this error

  1. Click Start, click Programs, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Connector.

  2. In the left pane, click the ADC server that hosts the connection agreement you want to modify.

  3. In the right pane, right-click the connection agreement you want to modify, and then click Properties.

  4. Click the Connections tab.

  5. Change the name of the server used for connections to one that exists.

For more information about ADC connection agreements, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles: