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
Error updating public folder with free-busy information on virtual machine e2kserver. The error number is 0x8004010f.
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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.