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Exchange 2007: Get-PublicFolderStatistics Shows "Cannot find an available public folder database"

Posted on 2009-04-03
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I'm having a variety of OAB and public folder replication issues after installing a new Exchange 2007 server into a site with one Exchange 2003 server. I've gotten a variety of errors in generating the OAB complaining of no valid public folder database. However, there is a Second Storage Group on the 2007 server with a Public Folder Database that mounts cleanly (in fact, I created a public folder with a mailbox on the 2007 server and it worked and is visible to other clients).

In fact, get-publicfolderstatistics returns:

Cannot find an available public folder database. Please make sure that there is a public folder database on an Exchange 2007 mailbox server, and then ensure that the public folder database is mounted.

Any ideas on what I can do to fix this issue? Unmounting and remounting the public folder database goes smoothly but the cmdlet still returns the same output.

I thought of deleting and recreating the public folder database, but am nervous this will screw up our replication environment. However, there is only one public folder that needs to be preserved (aside from free/busy & OAB) and I have an export of the calendar appointments in it so we can blow it up if necessary. However, I do need to have public folder free/busy & OAB info data as the client uses Outlook 2003 in addition to Outlook 2007.

Thoughts?
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what will get-publicfolder cmdlet return
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I found the answer to my question. I had to right click on the shell and select 'run as administrator', even though my account is a domain admin. The folder list now shows up, so I can continue to troubleshoot.
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Found answer outside of EE
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