Why does my Exchange 2000 installation fail on a non-English Windows 2000 installation?

A. A reader pointed out a problem with what Win2K Active Directory (AD) allows and what Exchange 2000 allows. With AD, a domain name can contain certain international characters, such as letters with an umlaut. A problem occurs when you try to install Exchange 2000 on a domain with a name containing these international characters. You might receive the following error message:

No connection to the Active Directory. Make sure you have proper 
rights to access Active Directory and to modify the schema.

The problem is that the domain name contains a non-ASCII 7 character. Changing the domain name to exclude the international characters should allow a normal installation.

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