Can't access public folders exchange 2003
Posted on 2005-05-12
A couple of weeks ago I removed the front end 2000 server running 2000 exchange and formatted the server and installed 2003 server. The thing was that the backend 2003 exchange server then stopped working. I eventually got the mail working but public folders are still in-accessible. What I did find a bit odd was the fact that the back end 2003 box doesn't have AD running or AD connector. Anyway after looking in User manager on one of the other servers then advanced features, the exchange object had the generic no file type icon next to it and so do all the public folders. So the other servers see that there is an exchange server but doesn't seeem to know what they are and so nobody can access them. Obviously as the mail server hasn't had DC promo run on it there is no User manager. Also in sites and services and then servers I can see the mail server but it doesn't say that it is in the domain where as the other 2 servers are seen as being in the domain... Is this all linked or is there an obvious reason why users can't access public folders. The error it throws up when you try and access public folders is http/1.1 503 service unavailable......