Can't run Exmerge

I have created a account just to run exmerge this account is member of groups
 exchange view only-- which can view the exchange.
Exmerge group--- has send and receive permissions on the mail store
Domain users---

Every time I am running the exmerge with this account I am getting an error message:
Any help be greatly appreciated

Thanks


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Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Merge Program, v6.5.7529.0
Start Logging:July 13, 2006   10:20:58
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[10:20:58] Logging Level: None
[10:20:58] Reading settings from file 'C:\Batch\Exmerge\EXMERGE.INI'.
[10:20:59] Error 8007203a opening an LDAP connection. ('LDAP://APACMAIL1:389/rootDSE')  (CADRoutines::GetNamingContextData)
[10:20:59] Accessing Domain Controller 'APACDC01'
[10:20:59] 'APACMAIL1' is running Exchange Server 2000 or later
[10:20:59] Source server read from settings file is 'APACMAIL1'.
[10:20:59] Invalid LDAP Port number entered in INI file (''). Ignoring this setting.
[10:20:59] Reading list of subjects for messages to be selected from file ''
[10:20:59] Reading list of attachment names for messages to be selected from file ''
[10:20:59] List of folders specified in INI file '\Deleted Items;\Journal;'.
[10:20:59] List of folders to be ignored has been read. 2 folders in the list.
[10:20:59] Current machine locale ID is 0xc09
[10:20:59] Operating System Version 5.2 (Build 3790)
[10:21:03] Error 8007203a opening an LDAP connection. ('LDAP://APACMAIL1:389/rootDSE')  (CADRoutines::GetNamingContextData)
[10:21:03] Accessing Domain Controller 'APACDC01'
[10:21:03] 'APACMAIL1' is running Exchange Server 2000 or later
[10:21:06] Mailbox '/o=MAIL/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Recipients/cn=SystemMailbox{6033EB50-51BA-4907-8BF9-E886D66B4666}' will be ignored as its DN contains strings in the ignore list
[10:21:06] Mailbox '/o=MAIL/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=APACMAIL1/cn=Microsoft System Attendant' will be ignored as its DN contains strings in the ignore list
[10:21:06] Mailbox '/o=MAIL/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Configuration/cn=Connections/cn=SMTP (APACMAIL1)/cn={83BD99EB-7177-4C64-8E65-FFEE9298B852}' will be ignored as its DN contains strings in the ignore list
[10:21:06] Mailbox '/o=MAIL/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Recipients/cn=SystemMailbox{83BD99EB-7177-4C64-8E65-FFEE9298B852}' will be ignored as its DN contains strings in the ignore list
[10:21:06] Found 21 mailbox(es) homed on database 'FIRST STORAGE GROUP/NSW-NT'.
[10:21:06] Ignored 4 mailbox(es) homed on database 'FIRST STORAGE GROUP/NSW-NT'.
[10:21:06] Found 21 mailbox(es) homed on the specified databases.
[10:21:06] Ignored 4 mailbox(es) homed on the specified databases.
[10:21:06] Error initializing MAPI. (CAdminProfileRoutines::CreateSystemAttendantProfile)
[10:21:06] Error initializing MAPI.
[10:21:06] Error initializing MAPI.
[10:21:06] MAPI has not been initialized (CMapiSession::DeleteOurProfile)
[10:21:06] Error encountered getting mailbox information from the private information store database(s) on server 'APACMAIL1'. Make sure you have adequate permissions on the Information Store object. Please refer to the 'C:\Log\Exmerge\ExMerge.log' log file for more information.

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SembeeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Does this account have any permissions in Exchange itself?
Right click on the org and choose Delegate Control.
Step through the wizard and ensure that this account has Exchange View Only Administrator rights.

Simon.
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life_jAuthor Commented:
Now When I run I am getting a error messages as below



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Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Merge Program, v6.5.7529.0
Start Logging:July 13, 2006   17:06:47
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[17:06:47] Logging Level: None
[17:06:47] Reading settings from file 'C:\Batch\Exmerge\EXMERGE.INI'.
[17:06:48] Error 8007203a opening an LDAP connection. ('LDAP://APACMAIL1:389/rootDSE')  (CADRoutines::GetNamingContextData)
[17:06:48] Accessing Domain Controller 'APACDC01'
[17:06:48] 'APACMAIL1' is running Exchange Server 2000 or later
[17:06:48] Source server read from settings file is 'APACMAIL1'.
[17:06:48] Invalid LDAP Port number entered in INI file (''). Ignoring this setting.
[17:06:48] Reading list of subjects for messages to be selected from file ''
[17:06:48] Reading list of attachment names for messages to be selected from file ''
[17:06:48] List of folders specified in INI file '\Deleted Items;\Journal;'.
[17:06:48] List of folders to be ignored has been read. 2 folders in the list.
[17:06:48] Current machine locale ID is 0xc09
[17:06:48] Operating System Version 5.2 (Build 3790)
[17:06:52] Error 8007203a opening an LDAP connection. ('LDAP://APACMAIL1:389/rootDSE')  (CADRoutines::GetNamingContextData)
[17:06:52] Accessing Domain Controller 'APACDC01'
[17:06:52] 'APACMAIL1' is running Exchange Server 2000 or later
[17:06:55] Mailbox '/o=MAIL/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Recipients/cn=SystemMailbox{6033EB50-51BA-4907-8BF9-E886D66B4666}' will be ignored as its DN contains strings in the ignore list
[17:06:56] Mailbox '/o=MAIL/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=APACMAIL1/cn=Microsoft System Attendant' will be ignored as its DN contains strings in the ignore list
[17:06:56] Mailbox '/o=MAIL/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Configuration/cn=Connections/cn=SMTP (APACMAIL1)/cn={83BD99EB-7177-4C64-8E65-FFEE9298B852}' will be ignored as its DN contains strings in the ignore list
[17:06:56] Mailbox '/o=MAIL/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Recipients/cn=SystemMailbox{83BD99EB-7177-4C64-8E65-FFEE9298B852}' will be ignored as its DN contains strings in the ignore list
[17:06:56] Found 21 mailbox(es) homed on database 'FIRST STORAGE GROUP/NSW-NT'.
[17:06:56] Ignored 4 mailbox(es) homed on database 'FIRST STORAGE GROUP/NSW-NT'.
[17:06:56] Found 21 mailbox(es) homed on the specified databases.
[17:06:56] Ignored 4 mailbox(es) homed on the specified databases.
[17:06:56] Error initializing MAPI. (CAdminProfileRoutines::CreateSystemAttendantProfile)
[17:06:56] Error initializing MAPI.
[17:06:56] Error initializing MAPI.
[17:06:56] MAPI has not been initialized (CMapiSession::DeleteOurProfile)
[17:06:56] Error encountered getting mailbox information from the private information store database(s) on server 'APACMAIL1'. Make sure you have adequate permissions on the Information Store object. Please refer to the 'C:\Log\Exmerge\ExMerge.log' log file for more information.
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life_jAuthor Commented:
The account by itself does have any exchange permissions.but it is a member of Exchange view only group.
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SembeeCommented:
Did you set any permissions on the mailboxes for this account?

Simon.
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life_jAuthor Commented:
I didn't set any permissions on mail boxes explictely
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SembeeCommented:
What permissions have you set?
Exmerge basically opens every mailbox, so it needs to have quite high permissions on each mailbox. However adding the account to admin groups will not work, as those are denied access by default.

Simon.
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life_jAuthor Commented:
SO HOW CAN i SET UP PERMISSIONS ON MAILBOXES. IS IT I NEED TO MANUALLY SET PERMISSIONS ON  FOR EACH MAIL BOX.
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SembeeCommented:
Please don't shout. It is very difficult to read a posting when you have entered it all in capital letters.

To use exmerge you need to have permissions for that account on every mailbox.
The way that I do this is to get admodify.net (same URL) and use that to add "Full Mailbox Access" only, to every account. It will make the change very quickly for you.

You can then exmerge out.

If you are exmerging to import, then you would have to do a similar process to grant the permissions for the import.

Simon.
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life_jAuthor Commented:
Sorry if you mistook.

My caps lock was on when I was typing, didn't bother truning off the caps. Sorry once again.

Thanks for your comments.
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life_jAuthor Commented:
Simon

I have given the full mailbox access to all the accounts that I created through Admodify.When I go to a user properties.Exchange advanced mailbox preperties I can see that the exmergeaccount has full mailbox access.but I still get the same error message.

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SembeeCommented:
Have you seen this article from MS on how to configure an account for use with exmerge?

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=292509

Simon.
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life_jAuthor Commented:
Simon

Thats exactly how I created the exmerge user.
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life_jAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the slow response was investigating the cause.

What I found out was when I run a scheduled job with the exmerge account.The job runs successfully but when I logon to the exchange server on a terminal services session. The job fails. I can't even open exchange system manager.Comes up with an error message saying "ESM doesn't initailize MAPI because the current user doesn't have SE_CREATE_GLOBAL_NAME priviledge on this computer." Asks me to make this user local administrator or change the local security policy.

I made the user the local administrator but still can't access the system manager. In LSA create global objects Exchange system managers group has been added but doesn't give me option to add other groups. This is the only group that is a member of Securiy setting.

If I make exmerge user member of exchange full administrator then he can open ESM and run the exchange system manager.

I don't have any clue what has been done before me starting here.

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SembeeCommented:
That error message is normal for accessing ESM via terminal services with an account setup in this type of connection. The error is particular to ESM being started. According to my source ESM tries to create Global Objects. Usually an Exchange administrator would be a local admin on the server as well.

Therefore the failure of the task when you are running it manually and the failure to start ESM are not really connected.

Simon.
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life_jAuthor Commented:
Thanks Sembee

I will give you marks. But the issue remains the same.I am making the user a full exchange administrator for the timebeing.

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Statesman31Commented:
I know thi is an old post, but my search brought me here. Thanks for the tips. After setting all the permissions above, the issue was Remote Desktop and write permissions. So I attached an external HDD (which I need for the move the PST files to a new server anyway) and made sure the user had read and write access to the drive. In my case it's drive f:. Created a folder PSTSTORE and modified the exmerge.ini so the log file name is f:\exmergelog and the PST destination is f:\pststore. I then added the user to the server operators group which allowed the user to log on to the console. Launched exmerge from the exchange bin directory and all seems to be good.
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