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Unable to access public folders in OWA

I have exchange server 2003. I am trying to access public folders in OWA. I can see and access all the folders if I am running Outlook but not the web access. Any suggestions?

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8/22/2022 - Mon

Greetings, ctunks !

Users cannot access Outlook Web Access (OWA) 2003 public folders from the Advanced Access Control Webmail page.

All other features for OWA work and accessing OWA while bypassing Advanced Access Control also works.

URL rewriting does not seem to know the resource, but no errors are logged in Advanced Access Control.

By default when creating a Webmail resource in Advanced Access Control, you add http://servername/exchange, then Advanced Access Control automatically adds http://servername/exchweb. However, this is not enough as http://servername/public also must be added to have access to public folders.

Add http://servername/public under the accessible URLs by the Web resource.

Best wishes!


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Thanks, war1


Sorry it took so long to reply. I tried your suggestion without much success. After working on it for the last couple of hours, I found that the public folders were residing on another server. The exchange server I was accessing told me it was replicating with the other exchange server, but when I looked at the host exchange server, it was not actually set to replicate with it. Once I turned it on, the gates opened and the forms are slowly able to accessed. It was though, from what you wrote that pushed me in that direction and I still think you are deserving of the points. Thank you for your help.

Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.

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