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network password prompt in exchange 2003 system manager when accessing public folders

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Last Modified: 2012-05-05

I have installed a 2nd Exchange 2003 (standard) server as part of a migration from Windows 2000 Server to Windows 2003 Server for our Exchange server. Both are running Exchange 2003 SP2. I have moved the mailboxes without issue, but need to get the public folders transitioned (and probably some other objects). Anytime I try to view system or public folders on the new server from the Exchange system manager, I get a prompt: Enter Network Password. The user field is pre-filled with the domain admin username. This is the account I normally use to administer Exchange and is how I am logged in at the time of this event.  No matter what I enter here, I cannot get past the prompt. I do not receive this prompt when viewing the public folders for the old server from the same machine.

After failing to authenticate here, I receive an error: Exchange system Manager, Access Denied, Facility: Win32, ID no: 80070005, Exchange System Manager.

How do I get past this prompt to view the public folders on the new server?
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Do you have a new administrative group for the new server?

Make sure the account you are using is a local administrator on both exchange servers and that it has at least "Exchange Administrator" rights delegated on exchange.

If this is not helping, it might be a broken rights inheritance.


Both servers show up under the same administrative group.  The domain admin account is a member of Exchange Admins group, and that's how I'm logged into the server.

I did see some mention of IIS configuration being related in some cases, but it always came down to having integrated authentication enabled on the public folder. I checked this and we're configured correctly.
We are having the exact same problem. It started after we tried to get OMA working with an SSL certificate - it has to be something to do with IIS as that's the only thing we touched before this started happening.

If we figure this out I will post ASAP
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