Error Accessing Exchange Configuration Container

[This topic is intended to address a specific issue called out by the Exchange Server Analyzer Tool. You should apply it only to systems that have had the Exchange Server Analyzer Tool run against them and are experiencing that specific issue. The Exchange Server Analyzer Tool, available as a free download, remotely collects configuration data from each server in the topology and automatically analyzes the data. The resulting report details important configuration issues, potential problems, and nondefault product settings. By following these recommendations, you can achieve better performance, scalability, reliability, and uptime. For more information about the tool or to download the latest versions, see "Microsoft Exchange Analyzers" at]  

Topic Last Modified: 2005-11-17

The Microsoft® Exchange Server Analyzer Tool has determined that the Exchange configuration container is inaccessible. Exchange organizational, administrative group, and server configuration information is stored in the Configuration naming context in the Active Directory® directory service. To access any Exchange configuration information, you must be able to read the Microsoft Exchange branch of the Active Directory Configuration container.

To correct this error:

  • Verify that you have the permissions that are required to read the Active Directory Configuration container.

  • Verify that you have network connectivity to an Active Directory domain controller.