UCEArchive Folder Missing

Posted on 2006-05-21
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05

Hi All Heres one for the Exchange Buffs

Echange Server 2003

I installed the Imf ver1.
Uninstalled IMF Ver1 (add/remove Programs)
Installed SP2
Switched on IMF ver2
Set my values and set to Archive
Checked that correct values had been added by using adsiedt   and i do have the object UCE Content filter listed under message delivery.
Checked under registry i have the content key

My problem is i have no UCEARCHIVE folder under the correct directory > mailroot>vsi 1

I have tried to re-apply service pack 2 and get the following message (which did seem to upgrade Exhange successfully previously)

The componant for messaging and collaboration services cannot be assigned a update because
service pack 2 for exchange includes a updated version of IMF. An earlier version of exchange IMF has been detected on this system and the earlier version must be removed before applying SP2.

As far as i can see all traces of the earlier version have been removed from Exchange system manager when i uninstalled it from add/remove programs.

The IMF ver 2 is even downloading updates for the filter.

I am using pop 3 to collect my mail and dont see this sould make a difference.
I have to say this is driving me crazy as i can find no resolution to getting the IMF to work correctly and manufacture the UCEArchive folder.

So basically i need a bit of help, anyone have any ideas on this problem.

Question by:rmfb
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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You cannot have IMF installed in any form, version, shape or existance when attempting to install Exchange SP2.  SP2 has IMF integrated into it's inner-workings and will not play nicely with any previous installation of IMF.  

See http://www.vladville.com/articles/exchangesp2sbs2003.asp for the authoritative blogger on the subject.


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Hi Techsoeasy

And you are correct in your assumption i didnt have imf installed when i applied sp2. Its only after i applied sp2 to exchange server then tried to re-apply sp2 that it came up with that message.
So by that i can only assume that when i thought imf ver 1 had been removed via add/remove programs it must have uninstalled incorrectly.

Anybody have any ideas where i should go from here.

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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 1000 total points
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Yes, the link at the bottom of that article about IMFv2: http://www.vladville.com/articles/exchangesp2imf.asp

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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Thank you, but was there something else you were looking for?  Because generally "C's" are only given when an expert doesn't respond to your follow-ups.


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