Exchange is currently in recovery mode.

We have a new Exchange 2007 server and I keep getting this msg when I start my Outlook 2003 "Exchange is currently in recovery mode. You can either connect to your Exchange server using the network, work offline, or cancel this logon.

But when i connect, everything seems to be working fine. And it seems I am the only user getting this error message. I check with a few others but no one else seems afflicted.

Did I toggle a maintenance mode in Exchange Server?

Any suggestions welcomed.
sidartraAsked:
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MegaNuk3Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Close Outlook. Rename the OST
Restart Outlook
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waleedaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
try to move you mailbox to another database and check please
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Hendrik WieseConnect With a Mentor Information Security ManagerCommented:
Try the following:

1. Start Outlook and Select Connect
2. Go to Tools > Email Accounts
3. Select Change existing email account and click next
4. Select Microsoft Exchange Server account and click change
5. Now click More Settings and click Advanced
6. Clear the Use Cached Exchange Mode check box, and then click Apply NB: Do not exit outlook when prompted
7. Now click Offline Folder Files Settings and select Disable Offline Use
8. Click Yes then OK then Next and finally Finish
9. Now Close Outlook and open it up again
10. Ones again Go to Tools > Email Accounts
11. Select Change existing email account and click next
12. Select Microsoft Exchange Server account and click change
13. Now click More Settings and click Advanced
14. Select the Use Cached Exchange Mode
15. And ones again Exit and restart Outlook
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Hendrik WieseConnect With a Mentor Information Security ManagerCommented:
16. Ones again Go to Tools > Email Accounts
17. Select Change existing email account and click next
18. Select Microsoft Exchange Server account and click change
19. Click More Settings, and then click General
20. Select "Automatically Detect Connection State"
21. And ones again Exit and restart Outlook
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Hendrik WieseConnect With a Mentor Information Security ManagerCommented:
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lucid8Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Sounds as though you recently did a dial tone recovery of the database, i.e. deleted the old database and created a new fresh database?   If so then you need to;

1. Do as Meganuk3 suggested above, i.e.  in short create a new OST because the signature in the OST is looking for the old database and its no longer around.  The main problem here is that  the encryption data associated with the previous mailbox/database is no longer available.

2. If you want to preserve the data thats within the current OST,  I would recommend that you first open the OST in offline mode so that you can export the data to a PST file since the OST will more then likely contain data that is NOT in the current online database.  

Having this data in a PST readable format will then allow you or the user to view and import any missing data into the users mailbox after creating a new OST which will just be a sync of the data currently on the Exchange server.  For more information you should read KB article: 282496 - Considerations and best practices when resetting an Exchange mailbox database http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282496


OR

3. You can recover the previous database to RSG, swap it out with the current dial tone DB and merge it back into the recovered database.  More on that here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb310773(EXCHG.80).aspx 
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