this is in ref to exchnge 2000 . :( -just a side note - I just took over this project with a previous net admin that looks like made some bad decisions
I have domain controller that used to have exchange 2000 - the store went corrupt and so i have totally stopped the services on that server related to exchange. Uninstalling is on the back burner due to unsure damage that can be done to data on that server.
I have exchange 2000 running on a windows 2003 server with the latest service pack. and as you all might remember it makes a M:\ drive where it stores the files .
Well i think that i finally made the new 2003 server create boxes and serve out mail via imap, pop, and all the normal protocols.
Now i cant get the web part of the exchange to run properly. i browse: http://localhost/exchange/
and it does not give me a login screen while im logged in as administrator. i browse http://localhost/exchange/username
and i get the normal login screen. when i put in any username and pass it quickly logs in and gives me the old 'page not found' .
Also - when logged in as domain administrator - i try to browse the M:\domainname\MBX\user - i cannot get to any mailbox -nor change any properties on the files.
Any thoughts? Of course the previous admin 'lost' all the disks for all server OS's and exchange disks..
Some side notes on other problems that might or might not be related:
-local domain name is not a normal domain.local. it is a domainname.net with a differentdomainname.local for 'os's previous to win2000.
-PDC is a windows 2000 server with a services stopped version of exchange 2000 (and wont start)
-The partially functioning exchange 2000 is on a windows 2003 std that is just a member of the domain
-windows 2003 std server cannot be promoted to a domain controller b/c windows 2000 wont do a /forestprep b/c exchange on it is not running.
-nothing was running properly on this network - and is probably why now ive been assigned to it for cleanup.
-i think that if i can just get OWA running - it would solve a big problem, then i will tackle the dcpromo issue.