Exchange 2003 Public Store included in Storage Group Limits?

We have an exchange 2003 Enterprise environment. Right now I see 3 storage groups, each with 5 mail stores and 1 public folder group with 1 public folder store.

When I try to create a new storage group, I get the message "This server already contains the maximum number of storage groups allowed".

I thought 2003 enterprise allowed 4 storage groups with 5 mail stores in each? Is the public store included in the number of storage groups?
Eddie CrosbyAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

jerseysamCommented:
Taken from link:

If you are using Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition, each Exchange server can have one storage group, which contains one mailbox store and one public folder store. If you are using Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, each server can have up to four storage groups, each of which up to five databases (either mailbox stores or public folder stores).
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Server Apps

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.