Public Folders scripts and permissions

Hi all,

A little background to my problem. A little over two weeks ago we added a 2nd E2k server to our exchange site, reason been our exchange server was having severe hardware problems. We moved all mailboxes over to the new E2k and replicated our public folders. We then removed the first exchange server (then a shut down) from the site, and the server from the domain, and all worked fine for a few days till we had the idea to rename the new server to the same name as the first server.(so owa would work same as ever (namewise))

After a reboot nothing worked, after changing alot in AD and renaming the server back to its original name we could get it back working. We have problems with some Public folders now, and mapi clients on permissions. One Public folder in particular is giving us alot of trouble, which I believe is due to the fact that we have cdo event scripts running on it,from our old ex 5.5. There we cannot change any permissions on the public folder in outlook, we must do it in ESM, which by it self is ok. But there are over 100 folders in this public folder. when i try to set permissions on top folder and then try to propergate them i get an error saying I am been denied access?. But ever folder under this folder I have added myself in and giving myself full permissions, to no avail.

As i say i only replicated Public folders and not system folders. But before we renamed there was no problem. We are also recieving frequent errors with free and busy. Latest event we have is :

Event Type:     Error
Event Source:     MSExchangeFBPublish
Event Category:     General
Event ID:     8207
Date:          26.03.2003
Time:          15:30:40
User:          N/A
Computer:     e2kserver
Description:
Error updating public folder with free-busy information on virtual machine e2kserver. The error number is 0x8004010f.

For more information, click http://www.microsoft.com/contentredirect.asp.
There doesnt seem to be anything found for this problem in microsoft support.

My Goals are that I can set all permissions in outlook for public folders again, and propergation functions again in ESM. Also does anyone know what the parent folder is for Public folders, when i set permissions direct on public folders, and say in other public folders that it should "allow inheritable permissions from parent to propergate to this object"  it does not seem to take the permissions from the public folders.

My idea to maybe to work around this is to install another exchange replicate the public folders to new exchange. Remove Public folders ,store from existing machine. New public store and replicate them back to server again.

Any Help will be appreciated.

Hughie
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David WilhoitSenior Consultant, ExchangeCommented:
"till we had the idea to rename the new server to the same name as the first server.(so owa would work same as ever (namewise))"

I'm pretty sure it's not possible to cleanly change the name of an exchange 2000 server, you have to reinstall the server. (I could always be wrong, it's happened before :)) Not sure which way I'd go at this time, except if it's a small org, I'd save my databases and just remove exchange completely, and start over with the name I wanted. but if not...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;273364

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;275171

Try the "Propogate settings" command on our PFs, and see if it works.


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huwaAuthor Commented:
Thanx,

Yeah I done that last week some standard folders worked ok after system folder restore, e:g some folders i can propergate as ever the important (big) ones not. A new install we have thought about, but we also have different firms on the server, and down time generates alot of unhappiness :)

Thx again.
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David WilhoitSenior Consultant, ExchangeCommented:
Sorry bro, it's the best I can do :)

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huwaAuthor Commented:
Hi again,

Ok i am a bit further than i was last time I made a comment here. Public folders are all working fine now (propergation, rights and etc.) I have a problem with system folders, in specific SCHEDULE + FREE BUSY. In general on all system folders for me to administrate permissions (client permissions I must hold "ctrl" key down
and click on client permissions otherwise i recieve a mapi failure, that i can live with :). But the directory permissions are dimmed out and have not a chance to see what seeing are set. Would be grateful if anyone knows a solution or tip for that one. Reason being i am recieving a different error now in events (every 10 minutes) concerning free and busy, which i believe i can solve in directory permissions (acl permissions).
The error is :

Event Type:     Error
Event Source:     MSExchangeFBPublish
Event Category:     General
Event ID:     8207
Date:          08.04.2003
Time:          17:10:49
User:          N/A
Computer:     myserver
Description:
Error updating public folder with free-busy information on virtual machine myserver. The error number is 0x80070005.

For more information, click http://www.microsoft.com/contentredirect.asp.

Thx in adv
Hughie
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David WilhoitSenior Consultant, ExchangeCommented:
0x80070005 is "Access denied" error.
Try this:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;327336
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huwaAuthor Commented:
Thx, was one of our first ideas, to fix all our probs. Basically what i need to do is described in http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;270905

but instead of public which we done and worked we need to do them for system folders. In esm - folders-view system folders there are also client permissions which seem to only be available here unlike public folders.

Thx anyways
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