The nominated Recipient Update Service Exchange server does not exist in the organization
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Topic Last Modified: 2006-03-29
The Microsoft® Exchange Server Analyzer Tool queries the Active Directory® directory service to determine the value of the distinguishedName attribute for all Exchange Server objects in the directory. The Exchange Server Analyzer also queries Active Directory to determine the value of the msExchAddressListServiceLink attribute for each Recipient Update Service object in the directory. The msExchAddressListServiceLink attribute is a link from the address list service to the Exchange Server computer it should be running on. If the Exchange Server Analyzer finds that the value for the msExchAddressListServiceLink attribute does not contain the string, DEL:, and the attribute does not match the distinguishedName attribute for any Exchange Server object in the directory, an error is displayed.
Each Recipient Update Service instance is associated with one Exchange Server computer that runs the Recipient Update Service. If you receive this message, the Recipient Update Service instance is associated with an Exchange Server computer that does not exist in the Exchange organization. The server may have been decommissioned or otherwise removed from the topology.
For this instance of the Recipient Update Service to run, you must associate it with an existing Exchange server.
To correct this error
Open Exchange System Manager.
Under Recipients, click Recipient Update Services. In the right pane, right-click the appropriate instance of the Recipient Update Service, and then click Properties.
On the General tab, under Exchange Server, click Browse and specify a new server to run this instance.
Click OK, and then click OK again for the change to take effect.
Close Exchange System Manager.
For more information about Recipient Update Service, see the following topic and Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
"Managing Recipients and Recipient Policies in Exchange Server 2003" in the Exchange Server 2003 Administration Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=47617)
328738, "XADM: How the Recipient Update Service Applies Recipient Policies" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=3052&kbid=328738)
253828, "How the Recipient Update Service Populates Address Lists" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=3052&kbid=253828)
246127, "XADM: How to Check the Progress of the Recipient Update Service" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=3052&kbid=246127)
253770, "XADM: Tasks Performed by the Recipient Update Service" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=3052&kbid=253770)