PFDAVAdmin error

Posted on 2013-10-07
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Last Modified: 2013-11-02
I've got an Exchange 2007 server with some deleted public folders I'm trying to recover using PFDAVAdmin V2.8.  When I attempt to connect to the Public Folders I get the message "an error occurred while trying to establish a connection to the Exchange server...  Exception: Failed to connect using secure URL https://slow2a/Exadmin/Admin/webmail.contoso.com/public%20folders/ with error: The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request..

I have
- installed .net Framework  1.1
- changed the properties of the Exadmin virtual directory to not require SSL
- used telnet to verify the server is listening on both ports 80 and 443

I am trying to run PFDAVAdmin from the server.

Thanks for your help.

Question by:labdunn
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Expert Comment

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It is better to run PFDavAdmin from a workstation. If you have installed .Net Framework 1.1 on the exchange server, that could corrupt Exchange installation as Exchange 2007 uses .Net Framework 2.0 by default. It is advised to install .Net Framework 1.1 on a workstation and install PFDavAdmin and then connect to exchange server.

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by:Vijaya Babu Sekar
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I dont think, it would be issue with .Net Framework etc. because if issue with .Net Framework. Exchange will not work properly.

Based on error message already some one give answer in experts exchange. so could you please refer the below link.

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Expert Comment

ID: 39555373
What happens if you try to navigate to the URL
in your browser?

How about if you use this URL in PFDAVAdmin instead

Do you see the server's expected default web site if you go to
in your browser?
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by:Will Szymkowski
ID: 39555440
When you are authenticating with PFDAVAdmin make sure you do the following...
- Launch this from workstation only (not exchange server)
- Remove the check box for "Authenticate as currently logged-on user"
- Type your creds in manually (i have run into issues when trying to use pass-thru auth)
- Connection should be to Public Folder Root
- Restore the Items you are looking for


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Thank for all the suggestions.  Couldn't get any of them to work.  I ended up using a 3rd party tool to recover some missing public folders.



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Thank for all the suggestions.  Couldn't get any of them to work.  I ended up using a 3rd party tool to recover some missing public folders.



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