*Bulletin ID* A2E_175
*Last Review* 04/04/2008
*Revision* 1.0
*Previous IDs* None
*Obsoletes* None

ERROR: During SQL install: "You must be a member of the Domain Admins, Schema Admins, and Enterprise Admins groups"

Summary

This error occurs on Windows Small Business Server during the installation of Microsoft SQL Express 2005 (part of the Add2Exchange install), as well as during the installation of other products. Exchange System Manager also triggers the error. The error reads as follows:

You must be a member of the Domain Admins, Schema Admins, and Enterprise Admins groups.

This error occurs due to an orphaned server in Active Directory

NOTE:  The Add2Exchange Service account CANNOT be part of any of these groups in order to function correctly.  You may have to TEMPORARILY elevate the account to get past this installation error. Be sure to remove the memberships and log off and log back on after the installation of SQL if this is necessary during the installation.

Symptom

When this problem occurs, you may also receive one or more of the following messages:

Unable to contact all domain controllers.

Windows Small Business Server 2003 cannot be installed on a domain controller that is not the assigned the operations master roles.

Windows Small Business Server 2003 cannot be installed on a domain controller that is not assigned the operations master roles.

Description

This error occurs due to an orphaned server in Active Directory.

Resolution

Microsoft has provided very detailed information regarding this error, possible causes, and a complete resolution. Please reference their support article at:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842694

Applies To

  • Windows 2003 Small Business Server
  • SQL Server 2005 Express

Keywords: None

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