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SBS 2003 Distribution Wizard does not complete and it used to

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Running the Distribution wizard used to work just fine, since I have 3 groups built that way. The most recent run gave me the following error:

The wizard could not successfully configure this group. The following could not be completed: - The Exchange public Folder could not be created. Do you want to keep this group?

I found the other solution in the database, but my situation is a little different. It does create the Public Folder, but doesn't email enable the group. When I hand enable the email settings. It says it delivers messages to the distribution address, but nothing ever shows up in the folder.

What am I missing?

    markh
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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This occurs because you've changed your server to run in Windows Server 2003 Native Mode instead of the "Mixed Mode" which was the default when it was installed.

Since you've done this, you've broken the wizard.  You can't reverse what you've done, so now when you create a distribution group you must manually create the public folder for it.  Details are in my answer to this PAQ:  http:Q_22638435.html#19302386

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But I did not make that mode change to this distribution. At least not deliberately, unless one of the recent patches did this to me.

I did follow your suggestions in that PAQ (actually before posting this request) and my behaviour is different than you describe, because the Public Folder does actually get created, just not email enabled. When I email enable the Public Folder, it doesn't get any messages delivered to it.

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