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Problem Public Folder/MAPI error after a 'successful' Exchange server re-build...

Discussion in 'Software' started by Dubfire, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Dubfire

    Dubfire Byte Poster


    I recently undertook the task of rebuilding an exchange server after the previous one went belly up.

    I now have email, both externally and internally, working. The only issue that remains is accessing the newly created public folders. I can create a folder in EM but when I attempt to access the permissions I receive an error relating to a MAPI issue:

    'The MAPI call 'OpenMsgStore' failed with the following error:
    The attempt to log on to the Microsoft Exchange Server computer has failed.
    The MAPI provider failed.
    Microsoft Exchange Server Information Store
    ID no: 8004011d-0512-00000000'

    The store is mounted. I presumed this was a permission issue, but after giving everyone full access (to test) to the top level all the way down to the actual PF the same error appeared.

    I have a hunch that this is due to AD still having remnants of the old server within the domain. I had to remove the previous instance of the server using ADSI edit in order to re-install Exchange in the first place so I'm kinda clutching at straws now regarding what else can be left from the old server.

    Any ideas, guys?
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  2. Sparky
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    Microsoft: Exchange 2003 - Event ID 9175 after deleteing old mailbox store

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  3. Dubfire

    Dubfire Byte Poster

    Once again cheers Sparky lad, I'm back at site next week so I'll be able to give these articles a bash. I've considered dismounting the current (problematic) public folder and creating a tree with a new public folder. I'm also going to get busy with ADSI edit once more - as I think remanants of the old server still remain - that (old) server is really starting to do my nut in mate :tune
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