Wednesday, February 08, 2012 7:14 PM
Bit of an odd problem. Current environment has 14 Exchange 2010 servers
10 mailbox server
4 CAS/HUB server
We have Public folder database PA-PF01, CR-PF01 and it resides in mailbox server PA-MBX01 and CR-MBX01 respectively.
5 database point to PA-PF01 (default public folder database)
5 database point to CR-PF01 (default public folder database)
For some reason, few user outlook continuously prompts for the password, If we click cancel, it goes away and the client shows need password, Once we click type exchange password it connects to exchange fine. But then the prompt comes up again at random intervals (2 minutes to 15 minute). When I check their connection status, it is trying to connect PF via http and never accept password.
Database which I resides default PF is set to PA-PF01 and When i opens Outlook while in the LAN the initial public folder connection attempts to form an HTTPS connection (therefore forcing a password request) to the PA-PF01 public folder replica then fails over to the CR-PF01 replica (via TCP/IP) after the successful credential (it never connect to PA-PF01).
I don’t understand why it is connecting CR-PF01 instead of PA-PF01
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated
- Edited by hclshafeek Wednesday, February 08, 2012 7:46 PM
Thursday, February 09, 2012 10:23 AM
Public folder referal process can redirect client to another public folder When a user connects to a public folder database that doesn't contain a copy of the public folder content that the user wants.
You can control this referal process as discribed here :
For the password prompt, there are many reason :
- Proxy settings ( Https to connect to Public folder)
- IIS virtual ditrectory authentication mode
- autodiscover process
- Marked As Answer by Zi FengMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Thursday, February 16, 2012 1:34 AM
Thursday, February 09, 2012 12:32 PM
Thanks for your response..
How we can make sure that all public folder replica exist in the defualt public folder
Thursday, February 09, 2012 2:02 PM
you can use Exchange ¨PS command to view all content folders
get-publicfolder -recurse | format-list Name
you can also compare content size :
Get-publicfolderstatitics -server "your server" | format-list Name, ItemSize
- Proposed As Answer by Zi FengMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:46 AM
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:47 AMModerator
Monday, February 20, 2012 4:53 PMIssue has been resolved by restarting RPC client access service in MBX server
- Marked As Answer by hclshafeek Monday, February 20, 2012 4:53 PM