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Password for changing System Folder settings in Exchange 2003 Public Folders

Hi All.

I am trying to change the settings in my Exchange 2003 Public Folders System Folder. I want to remove one of the replicas and also change the replication schedule but everytime I do this, a prompt comes up asking me for "Network Password". I have tried all possible username/passwords that I can think of but none have worked. Can anyone please help me :(
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Nivlesh
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PostmasterCommented:
use the account you installed Exchange with.
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NivleshAuthor Commented:
is there an easy way to find out which user account was used for the installation? The server was installed before I joined the company so I am unsure which account was used :(
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PostmasterCommented:
Check the Exchange Services and see what account they run under.
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NivleshAuthor Commented:
they run under Local System account
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PostmasterCommented:
If a local acct - then check the permissions on the folder.

Get-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission -identity '\top-folder\sub-folder' |fl
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PostmasterCommented:
Sorry - that was for 2007.
For 2003 just go in via the System Manager

Navigate to the Group, then Folders, Public Folders etc
Look at the properties and Security tab.
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NivleshAuthor Commented:
If I change the view to system folders and then go down to System Configuration, and in here if in properties I look in Permissions and then Administrative rights, I see the groups that have permissions and my account is in that group but I am unable to change anything in this Public Folder.
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NivleshAuthor Commented:
Also, my user is listed in the security tab of Public Folders as well (same place you asked me to check Postmaster)
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PostmasterCommented:
Not all System folders can be managed - by design.
What are you trying to change?
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NivleshAuthor Commented:
We have 4 exchange servers, each hosting a separate subfolder in PF. I am trying to move one of these  public folder subfolders to a new server  since the original server is very old. I have replicated all the public folder subfolder data and have removed the old server from the replica list so all data has been moved to the new server. When I look in the System Configuration in System Folders, I still see the old server listed there and I want to remove it since it will be completely removed from the network. But when I try going into the system configuration folder in Public folders, I get that permission issue prompt. Hopefully my description is good.
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PostmasterCommented:
If only System folders remain - they will be cleared when the OLD server is uninstalled.
You only really need to worry about certain systems folders.

- Free/Busy
- offline address book
- Org Forms

Refer here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822931 
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NivleshAuthor Commented:
Hi Postmaster.

Thank you for all your help. Yes after uninstalling the old exchange server, it got removed out of the system configuration public folder.. yay.
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