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can't exmerge a mailbox to pst

I am running windows 2003 with exchange 2003 with sp2. I want to export a mailbox to a pst file using the exmerge command. I get the following error:

Current machine locale ID is 0x409
[14:08:41] Operating System Version 5.2 (Build 3790)
[14:10:19] Error 8007203a opening an LDAP connection. ('LDAP://10.1.1.12/rootDSE')  (CADRoutines::GetNamingContextData)
[14:10:19] Accessing Domain Controller 'DATA2'
[14:10:19] Error! Server 10.1.1.12 is not listed as an Exchange 2000 server in  the Active Directory on server DATA2. (CADRoutines::GetExchangeServerNameInfo)
[14:10:19] Error getting organization and site information from server '10.1.1.12', using DAPI
[14:10:19] The specified server '10.1.1.12' is inaccessible. It is not an Exchange Server or a domain controller is unavailable or you do not have the necessary rights to access this server or the LDAP port specified in incorrect.
[14:10:45] Error 8007203a opening an LDAP connection. ('LDAP://TAG-19J2WB1/rootDSE')  (CADRoutines::GetNamingContextData)
[14:10:45] Accessing Domain Controller 'DATA2'
[14:10:45] 'TAG-19J2WB1' is running Exchange Server 2000 or later
[14:10:46] Mailbox '/o=First Organization/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=TAG-19J2WB1/cn=Microsoft System Attendant' will be ignored as its DN contains strings in the ignore list
[14:10:46] Mailbox '/o=First Organization/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Configuration/cn=Connections/cn=SMTP (TAG-19J2WB1)/cn={7EFCB18D-18BF-4AB3-9701-570A56FCD63F}' will be ignored as its DN contains strings in the ignore list
[14:10:46] Mailbox '/o=First Organization/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Recipients/cn=SystemMailbox{7EFCB18D-18BF-4AB3-9701-570A56FCD63F}' will be ignored as its DN contains strings in the ignore list
[14:10:47] Found 57 mailbox(es) homed on database 'FIRST STORAGE GROUP/MAILBOX STORE (TAG-19J2WB1)'.
[14:10:47] Ignored 3 mailbox(es) homed on database 'FIRST STORAGE GROUP/MAILBOX STORE (TAG-19J2WB1)'.
[14:10:47] Found 57 mailbox(es) homed on the specified databases.
[14:10:47] Ignored 3 mailbox(es) homed on the specified databases.
[14:11:36] Program settings successfully saved.
[14:11:41] Using attribute 'PR_MESSAGE_DELIVERY_TIME' for date operations.
[14:11:41] Merging data into target store. The program will copy only those messages that do not exist in the target store.
[14:11:41] Associated folder data will NOT be copied to the target store.
[14:11:41] Using 'English (US)' (0x409) as the default locale (Code page 1252)
[14:11:41] All mailboxes will be processed, regardless of locale
[14:11:41] Using default locale for all mailboxes
[14:11:41] Initializing worker thread (Thread0)
[14:11:41] Copying data from mailbox 'David ' ('DAVID') on Server 'TAG-19J2WB1' to file 'Z:\DAVID\DAVID.PST'.
[14:11:41] Error opening message store (MSEMS). Verify that the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service is running and that you have the correct permissions to log on. (0x8004011d)
[14:11:41] Errors encountered. Copy process aborted for mailbox 'David ' ('DAVID').
[14:11:42] Number of items copied from the source store for all mailboxes processed: 0
[14:11:42] Total number of folders processed in the source store: 0
[14:11:42] 0 mailboxes successfully processed. 1 mailboxes were not successfully processed. 0 non-fatal errors encountered.
[14:11:42] Process completion time: 00:00:00

please help...
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GundogTrainerCommented:
1. Can you confirm you are able to open the mailbox OK using the account running Exmerge.
(this should prove the basic permissions are ok)

2. Have you attempted to run Exmerge from another host or Exchange server.
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carlrjrCommented:
I just ran into this problem recently myself.

Remember, if you're using a 'Domain Admin' account you are by default DENIED ACCESS to do this.  I had to choose (or create) an account and add it in two places:  
1) Exchange server's Local Users and Groups 'Administrators'
2) Using a gold AD Users and Computers (like the one on the Exchange server):
     - Choose View, Advanced Features.  
     - Right-click, Properties on the user I wanted to ExMerge
     - Security tab, and add your non-admin user with Full mailbox access

This then allowed me to log in locally to the Exchange server and run Exmerge successfully for that user.  Also beware:  Verify the user's store is less than 2 GB.  ExMerging more than 2 GB into a pst will destroy it, and if you've chosen the 'Archive' instead of 'Copy' option, start looking for a backup.  If you must 'Archive' then use date ranges to limit the data pulled out during each ExMerge pass.
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officertangoAuthor Commented:
i noticed the account was disabled so i went and re-enable the account and ran exmerge again, i got a different error:

 Logging Level: None
[14:41:27] Reading settings from file 'E:\Exchsrvr\bin\EXMERGE.INI'.
[14:41:28] Error 8007203a opening an LDAP connection. ('LDAP://TAG-19J2WB1/rootDSE')  (CADRoutines::GetNamingContextData)
[14:41:28] Accessing Domain Controller 'DATA2'
[14:41:28] 'TAG-19J2WB1' is running Exchange Server 2000 or later
[14:41:28] Source server read from settings file is 'TAG-19J2WB1'.
[14:41:28] Reading list of subjects for messages to be selected from file ''
[14:41:28] Reading list of attachment names for messages to be selected from file ''
[14:41:28] List of folders to be ignored has been read. 0 folders in the list.
[14:41:28] Current machine locale ID is 0x409
[14:41:28] Operating System Version 5.2 (Build 3790)
[14:41:51] Error 8007203a opening an LDAP connection. ('LDAP://TAG-19J2WB1/rootDSE')  (CADRoutines::GetNamingContextData)
[14:41:51] Accessing Domain Controller 'DATA2'
[14:41:51] 'TAG-19J2WB1' is running Exchange Server 2000 or later
[14:41:52] Mailbox '/o=First Organization/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=TAG-19J2WB1/cn=Microsoft System Attendant' will be ignored as its DN contains strings in the ignore list
[14:41:52] Mailbox '/o=First Organization/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Configuration/cn=Connections/cn=SMTP (TAG-19J2WB1)/cn={7EFCB18D-18BF-4AB3-9701-570A56FCD63F}' will be ignored as its DN contains strings in the ignore list
[14:41:52] Mailbox '/o=First Organization/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Recipients/cn=SystemMailbox{7EFCB18D-18BF-4AB3-9701-570A56FCD63F}' will be ignored as its DN contains strings in the ignore list
[14:41:53] Found 56 mailbox(es) homed on database 'FIRST STORAGE GROUP/MAILBOX STORE (TAG-19J2WB1)'.
[14:41:53] Ignored 3 mailbox(es) homed on database 'FIRST STORAGE GROUP/MAILBOX STORE (TAG-19J2WB1)'.
[14:41:53] Found 56 mailbox(es) homed on the specified databases.
[14:41:53] Ignored 3 mailbox(es) homed on the specified databases.
[14:42:32] Using attribute 'PR_MESSAGE_DELIVERY_TIME' for date operations.
[14:42:32] Merging data into target store. The program will copy only those messages that do not exist in the target store.
[14:42:32] Associated folder data will NOT be copied to the target store.
[14:42:32] Using 'English (US)' (0x409) as the default locale (Code page 1252)
[14:42:32] All mailboxes will be processed, regardless of locale
[14:42:32] Using default locale for all mailboxes
[14:42:32] Initializing worker thread (Thread0)
[14:42:32] Copying data from mailbox 'Sara' ('SARA') on Server 'TAG-19J2WB1' to file 'Z:\SARA\SARA.PST'.
[14:42:32] Error opening message store (MSEMS). Verify that the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service is running and that you have the correct permissions to log on. (0x8004011d)
[14:42:32] Errors encountered. Copy process aborted for mailbox 'Sara' ('SARA').
[14:42:32] Number of items copied from the source store for all mailboxes processed: 0
[14:42:32] Total number of folders processed in the source store: 0
[14:42:32] 0 mailboxes successfully processed. 1 mailboxes were not successfully processed. 0 non-fatal errors encountered.
[14:42:32] Process completion time: 00:00:00


You mention that I can run this another host or exchange computer. I only have one exchange server on the network. Can it be a XP pro workstation?

thanks
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PostmasterCommented:
Please assign your login full access to the mailbox you need.
Exmerge depends on rights to access the data for export.

You must not use a domain admin account as these (by default) have DENY access to mailboxes.
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officertangoAuthor Commented:
i login to the exchange server as besadmin, a blackberry admin account, now when it pulls the list of all the mailboxes, i get the following error:
an error encountered with one or more users when retrieving list of mailboxes homed in selected databases on server...

who do i get around this?

thanks
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PostmasterCommented:
Can you continue past this error?
You will often get this on systems where mailboxes have been deleted, but remain in the database for a while (deleted mailbox retention).
This is normal - just advising that not all mailboxes can be matched to current AD accounts.

Are you recovering from a Recovery Storage Group?
Is it a special recovery server?
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officertangoAuthor Commented:
no users populate to choose from. i am just trying to exmerge the mailbox to pst file so i can delete account.
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lucid8Commented:
1. I would not use BESAdmin or any pre-existing account since they may have explicit deny rights associated with them.

2. Instead I would suggest that you create an explicit account, say one named ExMAdmin and then follow these instructions http://support.microsoft.com/kb/292509 to assign the appropriate rights

3. Login with the ExMAdmin account and attempt your emerge export again

NOTE: ExMerge only supports the ANSI PST Format which has a 2GB limit therefore consider the following;
o      ExMerge will not warn you if a PST goes over 2GB, it will just corrupt the PST and you won’t know it until you try to open it
o      ANSI PST's actually start to degrade at about 1.8GB so I would not go over that limit in order to ensure the data is recoverable

That said here is an article on how to script the creation of overflow PST's if you reach the 2GB limit http://theessentialexchange.com/blogs/michael/archive/2009/10/16/exporting-mailboxes-larger-than-2-gb-on-an-exchange-server.aspx

Alternatively, you can look at 3rd party tools that can do what you’re asking about and more, just put a search into Google for something like “Export or Recover Mailboxes from an Exchange Offline EDB or Live Production Exchange Server” and you will find several options.   http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGLL_en&q=Export%2c+or+Recover+Mailboxes+from+an+Exchange+Offline+EDB+or+Live+Production+Exchange+Server
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lucid8Commented:
Thanks for the points
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