Thursday, October 20, 2011

Exchange 2003 Errors SBS 2003

I found a warning message in the Application logs on my Exchange 2003 server and here is what I did to get rid of the error within the logs.
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: MSExchangeMU
Event Category: General
Event ID: 1040
Date: 10/19/2011
Time: 4:24:51 PM
User: N/A
Computer: SERVER2011
Metabase Update failed replication 5 times with error 80070003 (The system cannot find the path specified.). Please change the diagnostic logging level of MSExchangeMU to 'minimum' or greater to find the source of the problem.

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So I found some steps on the web which directed me us the MetaEdit tool to delete a key.  I ended up only deleting the DS2MB key and not touching the SMTPSVC/1/domain key.  This completely eliminated all of the warnings related to the issue and now OWA is working like a champ.

Download the tool here:

Follow these steps:
1) Backup the IIS metabase
2) Stop the Ms exchange System Attendant service
3) Using Meta Edit delete/rename the DS2MB key (Metaedit is a free tool)

4) Using Meta Edit delete/rename the key SMTPSVC/1/domain
5) Restart the Ms Exchange System Attendant service
6) The above keys will be recreated

Below shows the errors and how they stopped at 4:39pm when I executed the steps above:

Hope this helps others!

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