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Exchange 2003 OWA Public Folders displays "The page cannot be found"

We are just beginning to implement Exchange 2003 SP1 on Windows 2003 within our Exchange 5.5 organization.  We have seven Exchange 5.5 servers.  I've added the first 2003 server to an existing 5.5 site.  Things are working pretty well, but I've just discovered that I cannot access Public Folders from OWA.  I can get to my other folders fine, but when I try to access public folders I get the message "The page cannot be found" (error 404).  I can see the public folder tree, but not any of the contents.  I can access public folders fine from within Outlook.  The public folders I am trying to access are on 5.5 servers.  Any help??
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Mike1949
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ksearchCommented:
Have you replicated your 5.5 public folders to the 2003 server?  Try replicating one or two and testing that.

Check out microsoft kb article 273479 for more information on public folder referrals.

Let us know how you get on.
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Mike1949Author Commented:
I have replicated a few public folders to the Exchange 2003 server, and I can see those.  I've also looked at the microsoft kb article you recommended and kb article 292019 that your article referenced.  According to the 292019 article this is an issue with Exchange 2000.  I was hoping that there might be a "fix" in Exchange 2003 that allows accessing Exchange 5.5 public folders from Exchange 2003 OWA.
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ksearchCommented:
Nope, sorry. Same issue still applies in 2003, to the best of my knowledge. Replication was the only way I could get around it, too.
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Mike1949Author Commented:
Thanks for your help, ksearch.  Even though I don't like the answer it's good to find out that I'm not the only one trying to figure this out.  I've accepted your original answer.
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ksearchCommented:
Yeah, I know. Sometimes it isn't always the answer we want, but like you said, it's nice to know you aren't alone, and nice to also stop beating your head against the wall.  Thanks for the points!
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orion32773Commented:
Did you ever figure this out?
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Mike1949Author Commented:
5.5 hosted public folders can only be accessed by means of the old OWA.  Only public folders residing on 2003 Exchange servers can be accessed from OWA 2003.  As soon as I replicated 5.5 folders to my 2003 server I was able to view them.  However, if your mailbox is hosted on a 2003 Exchange server, you can still use the old OWA running on one of your 5.5 servers.  Then you will be able to see public folders hosted on either the 5.5 server or the 2003 server.  You just loose the OWA2003 enhancements.
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