Outlook Mobile Access Error 1305 - A System error has occurred while processing your request. Please try again. If the problem persists, contact your administrator.

Posted on 2008-11-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
We're running Exchange Server 2003 Standard on-site with Outlook Mobile Access. A couple of weeks ago one of our users had an issue with his phone and ActiveSync would kick an error when he tried to sync. Another IT guy here followed some guide to delete and re-create the Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync folder, and sine then we have NO OMA service for anyone. I've followed every MS KB article I can find, and several posts on Experts Exchange and other help sites to no avail. NOTHING seems to be working. I'm afraid my next step is re-install Exchange but as you can imagine I'd really like to avoid that. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or need for clarity please let me know!
Question by:rlmadmin
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    Expert Comment

    Do you use Outlook Web Access (OWA)? If so, is it functioning properly?

    Are there any items in the event viewer on the Exchange server that correspond to when you try to sync?

    Author Comment

    Yes, Outlook Web Access is working great. It is running with SSL enabled, with HTTP Authentication.

    Here's an event log entry:
    Event Type:      Error
    Event Source:      MSExchangeOMA
    Event Category:      (1000)
    Event ID:      1503
    Date:            11/19/2008
    Time:            2:32:26 PM
    User:            N/A
    Computer:      MAIL1
    An unknown error occurred while processing the current request:
    Message: The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request.
    Source: Microsoft.Exchange.OMA.ExchangeDataProvider
    Stack trace:
       at Microsoft.Exchange.OMA.ExchangeDataProvider.OmaWebRequest.GetRequestStream()
       at Microsoft.Exchange.OMA.ExchangeDataProvider.ExchangeServices.GetSpecialFolders()
       at Microsoft.Exchange.OMA.ExchangeDataProvider.ExchangeServices..ctor(UserInfo user)

    Message: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.
    Source: mscorlib
    Stack trace:
       at System.Reflection.RuntimeConstructorInfo.InternalInvoke(BindingFlags invokeAttr, Binder binder, Object[] parameters, CultureInfo culture, Boolean isBinderDefault)
       at System.Reflection.RuntimeConstructorInfo.Invoke(BindingFlags invokeAttr, Binder binder, Object[] parameters, CultureInfo culture)
       at System.RuntimeType.CreateInstanceImpl(BindingFlags bindingAttr, Binder binder, Object[] args, CultureInfo culture, Object[] activationAttributes)
       at System.Activator.CreateInstance(Type type, BindingFlags bindingAttr, Binder binder, Object[] args, CultureInfo culture, Object[] activationAttributes)
       at Microsoft.Exchange.OMA.UserInterface.Global.Session_Start(Object sender, EventArgs e)

    Message: Exception of type Microsoft.Exchange.OMA.DataProviderInterface.ProviderException was thrown.
    UserMessage: A System error has occurred while processing your request. Please try again. If the problem persists, contact your administrator.
    Source: Microsoft.Exchange.OMA.UserInterface
    Stack trace:
       at Microsoft.Exchange.OMA.UserInterface.Global.Session_Start(Object sender, EventArgs e)
       at System.Web.SessionState.SessionStateModule.RaiseOnStart(EventArgs e)
       at System.Web.SessionState.SessionStateModule.CompleteAcquireState()
       at System.Web.SessionState.SessionStateModule.BeginAcquireState(Object source, EventArgs e, AsyncCallback cb, Object extraData)
       at System.Web.AsyncEventExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication+IExecutionStep.Execute()
       at System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously)

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    LVL 6

    Accepted Solution

    Here are several possible solutions to that event id error. Is 1503 the only event id, or are there others?

    Author Comment

    I tried most of the things on the list, but it appears the solution for me was to take out the host header on the Default Web Site in IIS. I'm not sure why, as we've always had a host header and it's worked great until we changed our IP scheme... Go figure. Thanks so much!

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