How to Create an Exchange System Attendant Resource for an Exchange Virtual Server in a Windows Server Cluster
This topic explains how to create an Exchange System Attendant resource for an Exchange Virtual Server in a Windows Server cluster.
Before You Begin
Due to directory replication latency, all resources may not come online in your first attempt. In this case, wait for replication to occur, and then bring the resources online again. To add resources to the dependencies list when creating the Exchange System Attendant resource, first ensure that the resources you want to add are online.
To create an Exchange System Attendant resource for an Exchange Virtual Server in a Windows Server cluster
Open Cluster Administrator
In the console tree, right-click the Exchange Virtual Server, and then click Bring Online.
Right-click the Exchange Virtual Server, point to New, and then click Resource.
The New Resource Wizard starts. In the Name box, type Exchange System Attendant - (<EVSName>), where EVSName is the name of your Exchange Virtual Server.
In the Resource type list, select Microsoft Exchange System Attendant. Verify that the Group box contains the name of your Exchange Virtual Server, and then click Next.
In Possible Owners, under Possible owners, verify that all nodes that are running Exchange 2003 are listed, and then click Next.
In Dependencies, under Available resources, select the Network Name resource and all of the Physical Disk resources for this Exchange Virtual Server, and then click Add. Click Next.
In Exchange Administrative Group, in the Name of administrative group list, select the location in the Windows directory where you want to create the Exchange Virtual Server, and then click Next.
This option is available only when you create the first Exchange Virtual Server in a cluster. All Exchange Virtual Servers must reside in the same administrative group.
In Exchange Routing Group, in the Name of routing group list, select the routing group in which you want the Exchange Virtual Server created, and then click Next.
This option is available only when you create the first Exchange Virtual Server in a cluster. All Exchange Virtual Servers must reside in the same routing group.
In Data Directory, in the Enter path to the data directory box, verify the data directory location. You must verify that this location points to the shared physical disk resource assigned to this Exchange Virtual Server. Exchange will use the drive you select in this step to store the transaction log files, the default public store files, and the mailbox store files (pub1.edb, pub1.stm, priv1.edb, and priv1.stm). Click Next.
In Summary, read the summary of the action you are about to perform. Click Finish to create the Exchange Virtual Server.
After you create an Exchange Virtual Server, you cannot rename it. If you want to rename an Exchange Virtual Server after it has been created, you must remove it and then re-create it with another name. For information about how to remove an Exchange Virtual Server from a cluster, see "Removing an Exchange Virtual Server" in the Exchange Server 2003 Administration Guide (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=21769).
If the operation was successful, a dialog box appears indicating that you have successfully created the Exchange Virtual Server. The Exchange Virtual Server you created will now appear in Exchange System Manager.
However, if the operation was not successful, a dialog box appears indicating why the process failed. The New Resource Wizard remains open, so it is possible to go back in the wizard, remedy any problems, and then click Finish again**.**
After the Exchange Virtual Server is created, in Cluster Administrator, right-click the new Exchange Virtual Server, and then click Bring Online.