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reconnect removed info store and recover deleted Public folders Exchange 2007

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Need advice on how to proceed.

An idiot who needless to say is no longer with us attempted to decommission the last exchange 2007 server from the domain. He deleted all public folders and removed the mailbox before properly removing the replicas. The public folders are now missing from exchange 2010 server. I attempted to repair the damage with exfolders to no avail. it reports no replicas. I would like some advice on this before I proceed to recover the mailbox on the exchange 2007 server.

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genadian
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Try using MFCMAPI to recover the Public Folders.

1.       Download MFCMAPI
2.       Create a mail profile on the PC that you want to use to recover deleted public folders. Make sure that this profile is an account that has administrative permissions on the Exchange 2007 Server computer, which should be the server where public folders got deleted accidently

3.       Now, launch MFCMAPI

4.       “Session” menu->choose “Logon and Display Store Table”->choose administrator’s profile in jumped window

5.       Enter the username and password

6.       Double-click Public Folders. A new window appears that contains the public folder structure

7.       Expand Public Root->IPM_SUBTREE

8.       Right-click the folder that contains the public folder that was deleted, and then select “Open Deleted Sub Folder Table” [Right-click “IPM_SUBTREE” if the folder you removed is root folder]

Note: If you may get warning windows, please right-click again

9.       In the next window, expand the IPM_SUBTREE, you will see the removed folder, right-click the folder that you want to recover, and select “Restore Deleted Folder”
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by:genadian
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vicoso,

Thank You for your prompt response and help in this matter. I downloaded the program and ran it. I opened the public folders database and recieved the following error message.

Error: Couldn't get property list from object
Code: MAPI_E_CALL_FAILED == 0x80004005
Function (null)
File .\MAPIFunctions.cpp
Line 1170

I clicked ok and expanded public root. IPM_SUBTREE and NON_IPM_SUBTREE are listed in bold. I right clicked IPM_SUBTREE and selected 'open deleted sub folder table' from the options. Another window opened with IPM_SUBTREE listed and I right clicked on it. I then selected  'open deleted sub folder table' from there and was presented with all public folders in another window.I expanded the tree and can see my deleted folders. This great! However if I click on a folder I get the following message.

Error: GetProps(NULL) failed
Code: MAPI_E_NOT_FOUND == 0x8004010F
Function (null)
File .\SingleMAPIPropListCtrl.cpp
Line 302

I click ok and get the option to select restore deleted folder.

When I choose this option I get the following message.

OnRestoreDeletedFolder did not complete because CopyFolder failed.
There are a few known causes for this.
1 - The user does not have permissions. Try again with an administrative account.
      See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262054
2 - Public folders were not opened with administrative permissions.
Use 'Open Public Folder Store...' on the MDB menu and check 'Use Admin Privileges' to open the Public Folder store.
3 - There may be corruption or invalid permissions on the deleted folders.
Display the ACL Table for the folder.  Look for DNs that don't resolve.  If so, consider temporarily recreating objects that match the DNs exactly.
4 - The folder being restored is in a Public Folder store and the virus scanner was updated after the folder was deleted.
 
Either use OWA to restore the folder or disable virus scanning to allow the folder to be restored
In file .\MsgStoreDlg.cpp
On line 1232

I am logged in as administrator using outlook 2007. I have tried it from outlook 2010 as well.

Thank You,
Genadian
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by:genadian
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Vicoso,

I think I may have it. Admins are denied all access to mailboxes by default. I need to create a user account and add it to the exchange admins. I will try this.

Thanks,
Genadian
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by:genadian
ID: 34899610
Ok that was not it. Getting mapi errors either way. Back to the drawing board.
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