SBS 2003 Exchange - Public folder

Micheline
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The SBS2003 w/Exchange server died this weekend.   I've ordered a new server, but needed something to use in the interim, so I built another server from spare parts... <smile> and installed SBS2003 and everyone is up and running.  

Here's the problem...  the SBS2003 server installed exchange, but it didn't install Outlook 2003.    The Outlook 2003 installation disk that came with my SBS2003 disk in 2007, requests a key code.   The key code from my SBS2003 server doesn't work for the Outlook 2003 disk.   Any suggestions?

I've ordered a new server and OS, but I can't wait until then to view what's in the public calendar/contacts from the old installation.

Help!

Thanking you in advance.

Mich
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Outlook from SBS 2003 doesn't usually request a code.

Try downloading SBS2003StdDisk4.zip from my NAS box (which is SBS 2003 Outlook disk) and try that instead:

http://iteyebr3.dyndns.org/ui/#/Data/SBS2003

Alan
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This is the one I downloaded on Saturday.   When it's running the install, it stops and asks for a Product Key.    I attempted to use the one for the SBS2003, but that didn't work.    It's so frustrating not knowing what to do.  Appreciate your assistance <smile>.

Mich
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
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You should just be able to enter the SBS key to keep Outlook happy.

Maybe I need to check my CD's and re-image the disks.

Any backups to resort to that you can extract the files from and overwrite the ones on the server with?
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MichelineSystems Administrator

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Yeah!    Our old technician had our Product Code for the Outlook Standard 2003!   It's now installed.   k... next step.   I've copied the PRIV1.edb, PRIV1.stm, PUB1.edb and PUB1.stm to my desktop and downloaded EDB to PST Converter from SourceForge.   I'm assuming the PUB files are the public folders?   Should I copy the PUB1.stm file to the new exchange installation?

Mich
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
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Don't put any of the old Exchange files on the old server.  Export both the PRIV1 and PUB1 database to .PST's and import them into the rebuilt server.
hecgomrecNetwork Administrator

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Public folders are legacy.

If you are going to have a new OS and new Exchange consider removing the database.

If you don't have any user/client using outlook 2003 or prior just don't use them.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb397221(v=exchg.141).aspx
MichelineSystems Administrator

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Alan,  Is there a less expensive way of getting the PRIV1 and PUB1 converted to *.pst's?   Unfortunately $499 for the software you suggested is a too high for me at this time.   Any other suggestions?   Or is there someone on here that can provide the service for me?

Mich
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
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How big are the files?
MichelineSystems Administrator

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the PUB1.edb file is 171Mb, the PUB1.stm is 4Mb, but the PRIV1.edb file is 1,47 Gb and the PRIV1.stm file is 6.25Gb.   I only need the Public calendar and Public contacts, so I'm hoping that is just the PUB1 files.

Mich
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
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Time for wetransfer.com for the pub1.edb and pub1.stm files.

Check my profile for where to send them to ;)
MichelineSystems Administrator

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Sending now using wetransfer to your gmail account.   You are AWESOME!
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
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Gmail?  Didn't know I had one!

Just updated my profile.
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Ha!   When I looked at your profile and clicked on your name, it opened up GMail and was asking me for an account.   That's why I sent it to you at GMail!   LOL!   Figures that I'd send it off to lalalala land.
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
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Oh well - thankfully not too big a file upload.

Did you see the address I added at the bottom of my profile?
MichelineSystems Administrator

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Yes,  I resent it to you.   Did you get it?
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
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Yep and on it's way back to you.
MichelineSystems Administrator

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Just waiting for them to arrive.   I will keep you posted as to the import and whether the process was a success, as I totally expect all to be well.

Again,  thank you for all your assistance!
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
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My pleasure - happy to help.

Alan

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