Exchange Public Folder thru OWA - Unspecified Error

I have recently upgraded from exchange 2000 to exchange 2003, everything was completed and everything is working fine, both on the network and thru OWA except the Public folders thru the OWA. When the Public folders nav is selected a new window attepts to open to https://mail.company.com/public/ then I get a message on the page "Unspecified Error"
When I attemt to access OWA from inside the network, and select the Public Folders, I get the Website can not display the page HTTP 500.
We can access the Public Folders via the Network Client.  

Is there a configuration or something that I am missing for the public folders?

Thanks in Advance you your help.

Bilal
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isaman07Commented:
You are having problems within IIS. Since you are using Certificates, make sure that your public subdirectory in IIS, in the Directory security tab---->authentication, you have the basic checked with the domain name entered.

Let me know.
Harout
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bilalahaAuthor Commented:
Harout,

This is already setup and basic authentication is cheched and domain entered.

Any other thoughts?
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isaman07Commented:
What is yur internal and external domain names? To which domain name your certificate is registered? When you check the properties of the Public subdirectory within IIS, what is the Local Path that you see?
Let me know
Harout
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bilalahaAuthor Commented:
The Internal Domain Name and External Domain Name are differernt.  Internal is Old Company Name and External is new Company Name.  The Certificate is registered to the New Company NAme and is a certificate issued by Equifax.
The Paths are as follows:
Exchange: \\.\BackOfficeStorage\NewCompanyName.com\MBX
Public:        \\.\BackOfficeStorage\NewCompanyName.com\Public Folder
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isaman07Commented:
Public:        \\.\BackOfficeStorage\NewCompanyName.com\Public Folder
or
Public:        \\.\BackOfficeStorage\NewCompanyName.com\Public FolderS ?

Sorry to ask you those questions, but i need info as much as possible.
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bilalahaAuthor Commented:
Public:        \\.\BackOfficeStorage\NewCompanyName.com\Public Folders
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isaman07Commented:
How about the service packs installed on your windows server and exchange server?
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bilalahaAuthor Commented:
Windows 2000 DC with SP4
WIndows 2003 SP2 - Exchange 2003 Server with SP2
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isaman07Commented:
OK, when you check the properties of your public subfolder in IIS, what do you see in the application name and the application pool fields?
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bilalahaAuthor Commented:
Default Application - Greyed Out
DefaultAppPool - Greyed Out
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isaman07Commented:
Yesssssssss. That is exactly our problem here. Great, here is what you do;

1.Right click on public virtual directory in IIS then properties
2.Click the create button next to the application name field
3.It should appear Public automatically in there, if  not you can type public yourself
4.In the Execute permissions drop down list choose none.
5.In the application pool drop down list choose ExchangeApplicationPool
6.Click apply then Ok.

And you should be on your way home. Let me know

Harout
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bilalahaAuthor Commented:
It worked Great.
Why is different for Public Folders that Exchange?
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isaman07Commented:
Someone played around with IIS. BY default it's configured wright.
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boxexpertCommented:
WE ARE HAVING A SIMILAR PROBLEM, but i get a 401 http error
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