Thursday, February 26, 2009

Access Denied and Bypassing Traverse Checking

If a folder is shared and the appropriate permissions were set for a specific user or group to access that share, yet the user is receiving access denied errors, you might need to check the settings for Bypassing Traverse Checking.

"Bypass Traverse Checking determines which users can traverse directory or file system folder trees even though they might not have permissions on the level of the traversed directory or file system folder hierarchy itself."

Here are list of articles that discuss the issue. This post might be updated in the future.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Exchange System Manager crashes when launching Help

If you have IE 7 installed together with Exchange Server 2003 you might be experiencing the following issue.  While in Exchange System Manager (ESM) try hitting F1 (Help), or choosing the question mark button within a dialog box in ESM.  Crash!  The issue is a result of an incompatablity between IE7 and ESM.  The fix requires renaming the file 'psapi.dll' located in:

Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin

For the full instructions see here.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Outlook Tools

Found this nice program called Outlook Tools. Here is the description from their website:

OutlookTools is a support and advanced settings tool for Microsoft Office Outlook. It gives you easy access to Outlook settings and data folders and allows you to change settings that are normally only possible through the registry.

Link here.

Monday, February 9, 2009

MSExchangeTransport Event ID 952

The following error has been bugging me and I found no documentation anywhere so I am posting it here:
Event Type:        Warning
Event Source:    MSExchangeTransport
Event Category:      Routing Engine/Service 
Event ID:              952
Date:                     04/02/2009
Time:                    1:38:42 PM
User:                     N/A
Computer:          --removed--
Description:     Subordinate routing node failed to connect to its master 

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
Data: 0000: 0000274d
The error means that an Exchange server which is NOT a routing group master could not contact its routing group master.  In my case, my primary (and only) exchange server for some reason was not set to be the routing group master.
  • Go to the Exchange System Manager.  
  • Under Routing Groups > Members.
  • Right click on the server you wish to be master and choose Set as Master.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Increase Exhchange 2003 SP2 18GB Limit

The default size limit for Exchange Private and Public store is 18 GB. Instructions on how to increase this size can be found here: