Unable to open outlook after moving to Exchange 2003
Posted on 2006-04-18
I just recently installed Exchange 2003 into my Exchange 5.5 site. I have 4 Exchange 5.5 servers in a single Exchange 5.5 site. Now I have Exchange 2003 installed in the same site for a migration. I moved my mailbox to Exchange 2003 for a test. After the mailbox was successfully moved I opened outlook but got the error
'Microsoft Exchange Server - Sending and Receiving' reported error (0x8004011D): 'The server is not available. Contact your administrator if this condition persists.'
I went into mail in the control panel, unchecked cached mode on my profile. I then opened outlook again, but receive the error "unable to open the outlook windows. The set of folders could not be opened.
I then added a new profile, setup my exchange account, then opened outlook and it worked no problem. So ok, now I have a solution, but can someone tell me why I got the error to begin with? And is there a way around this? I have 300 users I need to move eventually to Exchange 2003, and creating new outlook profiles for all of them is NOT an option. Any idea what I could check. I can move some additional test users to try this again. Could it have happened because I was in cached mode? Any help is appreciated.