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.