Unable to open Public folders in Exchange System Manager. c1030af2.

Posted on 2004-08-04
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I have a very simple setup.

W2k sp4 server with MS exchange 2000 sp3.  I have removed IIS Lockdown tool.  The Installation is new.

However when I try to expand the Public folders in ESM I get the error.

The Operation Failed to Start due to an internal server error.
ID no:c1030af2

When I restart the server and check out IIS; public, exchange and exadmin are all showing the red error sign.  Status reads the system cannot find the path specified.  If I stop and start the default website the IIS error is resolved. ESM is still giving the same error.

The IP Address and Port for the Default website are correctly assigned. The hostheader name is blank
IIS Lockdown tool has been uninstalled.
This is a single server site.


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Expert Comment

ID: 11713978
According to my experience, you may receive the c1030af2 error when
checking Public Folder properties because the "Manage auditing and security
log" right which is granted to the Exchange Enterprise Servers group during
the domainprep setup of Exchange 2000 may be missing.

This Microsoft Knowledge Base article is for your reference:

322021.IDEA.EN-US XADM: Errors c1030af2 and c10308a8 while accessing Public

I hope the above information can help you solve the problem quickly. Good


Author Comment

ID: 11714194
I also saw that when searching the google for help.  Unfortunatly the link is not active.


Expert Comment

ID: 11749870
Hi okay ,
   hmmm  try to re-create the Exadmin virtual server in Internet Information Services (IIS). To re-create the Exadmin virtual server, back up the IIS metabase, remove the Exadmin virtual directory, remove the directory-service-to-metabase-replication component (Ds2mb.dll), and then restart the System Attendant service.


Author Comment

ID: 11751521

Had also tried that.. Decided to reinstall IIS and Reinstall Exchange that worked.. long way round, but effective!

-Removed IIS.. Restarted
-reinstalled IIS.. SP4.. Restart..
-Reinstalled Exchange.. restart
-Exchange SP3

..One healthy server again!!


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