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Public Folder Store mess in Exchange 2003

I need help with my public store in Exchange 2003 running on server 2003.  I deleted my public store from adsiedit.msc and then recreated a new one.   I can now see the public calender from outlook 2007.  The problem is my offline address lists is where this all started.  I was getting 'object not found' in outlook 2007.

The way I recreated the public is store and I created a new one and copied pub1.edb and pub1.stm in the exchange directory.  I know it probably did not create all the other links but I was hoping I could somehow recreate them manually.
The msExchHomePublicMDB field is wrong and I am not sure what to set it to make it work.  Where would I look to find the correct values.   I set msExchHomePublicMDB to distinguisedName from First Storage Group --> CN=Public Folder Store in adsi.   The problem I am having is I cannot create any offline address lists and when I goto Mailbox store properties I cannot change Default public store or Offline address list.

Thanks
-Dimitry

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MesthaCommented:
The first question has to be why did you do that?
Run the Exchange Best Practises tool. It will show up all the errors and include links to the relevant Technet articles on how to fix it.

Simon.
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zystemsgoAuthor Commented:
>>The first question has to be why did you do that?
Its called stupidity!

I ran the Exchange Best Practises tool and the only thing it says is:
Offline address book definition is missing
The 'msExchUseOAB' value for mailbox store 'Mailbox Store (MARIO)' on server MARIO is missing. This will cause offline address book errors for 17 users in this database.
but the only way to fix it is to add an offline address book but I cannot add one.

Thanks
-Dimitry

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MesthaCommented:
You don't delve in to adsiedit by accident, so you must have had some reason for doing so. What did you think it would fix?

You will need to recreate the system folders.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822444

Simon.
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zystemsgoAuthor Commented:
I figure it out.

The reason I deleted the public store is because I kept getting sync errors in outlook.  I could not figure out how to delete some of the offline address books under public folders tree under system folders and this was causing the outlook sync problem.  I still have lingering offline address books that I hope will get cleaned up in some exchange maintenance.

The way I fixed was after I recreated the public store manually,  I changed the  msExchPFTTreeType to 1 in adsiedit.msc under Public Folders in CN=Folder Hierarchies.

Thanks for your help.

-Dimitry
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