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Free Busy not working on Exchange 2003

Posted on 2011-03-11
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I have 1 Exchange server Exch01 (Exchange 2003 ENT SP2). Free Busy has been working well all the while.
Recently I have added 2 more Exchange servers, Exch02 and Exch03 (Exchange 2003 ENT SP2).

Both new servers has this error message:
Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      MSExchangeFBPublish
Event Category:      General
Event ID:      8207
Date:            3/11/2011
Time:            6:51:42 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      Exch02
Description:
Error updating public folder with free-busy information on virtual machine Exch02. The error number is 0x80004005.

For more information, click http://www.microsoft.com/contentredirect.asp.

So I have followed the steps in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822444/ to no avail.
Now Free Busy is not working on Exch01 too, mailboxes in Exch01 cannot see any free busy information anymore.

When I goto Exch02 or Exch03 ESM to check on the Free busy folders, there is this error message:
The mail proxy for this folder cannot be found. This may be due to replication delays. The mail enabled pages will not be shown. ID no: c1038a21

I'm thinking of trying Method 2 from this arthicle http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328740, but I'm afraid that it might do more harm.

Can someone help. .
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thanks. ... I have recreated the "Default Offline Address Book" and pointing mailbox stores to the new one also deleted 1 old exchange computer name from AD, the problem it still here. I'll just wait for the maintenance to run later and check again tomorrow. If you have more ideas, please share....

btw, most of the solutions here are for Exchange 2007/2010 ... I need solutions for Exchange 2003 actually..
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I still do not see any free busy calendar/informaton yet on any of the 3 servers this morning. .....
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After resettng the GUID( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822444/ ) and runnign outlook /cleanfreebusy command, all users in Exch01 is able to see their Free/busy status now...

But both new server still could not sync their free/busy folders with the master servers(Exch01), both still have this error:
Both new servers has this error message:
Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      MSExchangeFBPublish
Event Category:      General
Event ID:      8207
Date:            3/11/2011
Time:            6:51:42 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      Exch02
Description:
Error updating public folder with free-busy information on virtual machine Exch02. The error number is 0x80004005.

For more information, click http://www.microsoft.com/contentredirect.asp.

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Please check the replicas are added properly to all servers.
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I have fixed a bunch of permisions .... but still geting this error now..

Event Type:      Warning
Event Source:      MMEEngine
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      3001
Date:            3/15/2011
Time:            6:09:02 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      EXCH01
Description:
Static configuration error. Unable to retrieve replication email address from AD - Path='LDAP://CN=Public Folder Store (EXCH01),CN=First Storage Group,CN=InformationStore,CN=EXCH01,CN=Servers,CN=First Administrative Group,CN=Administrative Groups,CN=Company,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=Company,DC=com', code=80072030, error 317 - The system cannot find message text for message number 0xUnable to retrieve replication email address from AD - Path='LDAP://CN=Public Folder Store (EXCH01),CN=First Storage Group,CN=InformationStore,CN=EXCH01,CN=Servers,CN=First Administrative Group,CN=Administrative Groups,CN=Company,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=Company,DC=com', code=80072030, error 317 - The system cannot find message text for message number 0xUnable to retrieve replication email address from AD - Path='LDAP://CN=Public Folder Store (EXCH01),CN=First Storage
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I found that from the Exchange System Manager, the Exchange Domain Servers were denied Receive As Permission at the Exchange server level. I am unable to change this permission as it is inherited from the parent object. When I moved up its parent containers, I could not see any deny Receive As permission imposed on the Exchange Domain Servers group.

Should I change that permission from Deny to Allow?
How can I remove the deny Receive As permission for the Exchange Domain Servers at the server level?

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Rerun the /domainprep
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I have fixed the problem on exch01 and 02 by edit the permissions on almost everything, there were many missing permission, I couldn't fix exch03 that way, so I have reinstalled exch03 ... everything is working now, no more errors in event viewer.
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