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Exchange 2007 OOF again

Greetengs!

I am struggling to get OOF working on my Exchange 2007 PC. The symptoms are slightly different to what it was usually discussed: I can successfully set up an Out Of Office status (both in Outlook or OWA), but the OOF messages are not going to any recipients.

I tried to check several instances and found out two problmes:

1. I can not see Syatem Attendant mailbox. I created it with ADSIEdit as it was sugested, run a mailbox cleanup cmdlet, sent a message to it - but still does not see it in Exchange Management.

2. When trying to do test-outlookwebservices I am getting a 5008 eror message when trying to contact SA - i.e. logon failure. I checked the address  it tries to contact - and this looks pretty normal. Moreover, I can easily logon to it with browser (using exactly the same url as in test-outlook webservices output). Can it be that OUtlookWebServices is providing wrong credentials?

And, besides of that - Exchange management console reports, that HTTP cxomperssing is enabled in several instances, while the whole site in IIS has it disabled...

Thank you for help.
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shahsejalCommented:
Which critical errors do we get after running the built-in Exchange Best Practices Analyzer tool?
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rmcgregorAuthor Commented:
Mailbox Role configured partially - twice; Offline address book definition is mising.
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FearNoMoreCommented:
Worked on something similar last week...If you get an error that the Mailbox role is partially configured then you would need to uninstall and reinstall the mailbox role once again
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rmcgregorAuthor Commented:
Sorry for stupid question: will such reinstallation destroy mailbox DBs? And will it be possible to use old mailbox DB files after  reinstallation if so?
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FearNoMoreCommented:
No reinstallation will not destroy the mailbox databases. Yes you should be able to use old mailbox DB files are reinstallation also.

I would take a full online backup of the mailbox database and the public folder database (if you use them)

I would also take a flat file copy of the .edb files and put them on a separate drive so that after reinstallation I can move the .edb files back over and mount the stores
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shahsejalCommented:
Was this migration from Legacy Exchange version to Exchange 2007?
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rmcgregorAuthor Commented:
No. As far as I know - it was no a migration, but freshly installed 2007.
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rmcgregorAuthor Commented:
Full re-installation of mailbox role (with help of http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998340.aspx article) solved OOF problem. Error messages on http compression for public folders IIS  representation still in place, but it is minor problem now.
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rmcgregorAuthor Commented:
More detailed description of such solution was expected, but still your idea turned me to right course of action so it really could be counted as a solution! no offence, obviously.
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