Problems With Public Folder Store after Forklift move
Posted on 2009-02-10
I recently performed a swing procedure on a sbs 2003 server, in order to take the server to new hardware. I did a forklift copy of the exchange data, (copy the mdbdata folder off the old server, stick it on the new and mount).
After jumping trough a few hoops, the mailbox store mounted and clients could open outlook and see the corect data displayed.
My Question is about the public store. I had some issues getting it to mount initially, those have been resolved now. Currently the sutuation is as follows :
When the public folder store is mounted, if clients open outlook, send and recive, they get a error
task 'Microsoft Exchange Server' reported error (0x8004010F): 'The operation failed. An object could not be found.'"
This happens with both the origanal store mounted and a new blank store mounted.
If the public store is NOT mounted and a client opens outlook, they can work, send recive and what ever else no problem. There seems to be no downside to not having the public store mounted.
I'm guessing the outlook clients are detecting that the mounted store is somehow difrent from the store of which they have an offline copy. Removing and returning the exchange account on client pc's is a last option, as I would have to do this on all clients and some mail boxes are large. Unless I can remove and return the public folders on each client without removing and returing the exchange account.
As a temp solution I have stoped the public folder store from mounting, is this a viable solution ?
If you do a default install of exchange, and dont put anything into public folder storage, does it get used at all ?
I know little about MSE Public folders, so constructive comments are welcome.