Public folder administration issue(s)

I just started working in an environment which has the following issue(s). The overall problem is that I can't administer permissions on Public Folders in a Exchange 2000 environment. The public folders are accessible for viewing and adding items, et

Characteristics are as follows
From Outlook clients, no permissions tab is available when right-clicking on a public folder and selecting properties
In ESM when in the Folders container under the Administrative Group I try to expand the Public Folders folder and receive the following error
"The connection was refused. Ensure that your HTTP virtual servers are all started and check that the WWW service is runnin
ID no: c103b40
Exchange System Manager
I receive the same error message when I go to Servers -> Storage Group -> Public Information Store -> Public Folders and right-click on a Public Folder and try to open Properties

The WWW service is running but the Exchange Virtual Server is stopped.
Is my solution as simple as starting the Exchange Virtual Server. I tried to recreate this problem in a lab environment by stopping the Exchange Virtual Server on a Exchange 2000 server and I didn't experience the same issues

Hypothetically speaking would starting the Exchange Virtual Server expose my public and private info stores to the outside world if port 80 was opened

Thanks in advance for any helpful feedback.
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anonymous (74722)
2/27/2004 7:06:07 PM
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Exchange System Manager is trying to get to http://localhost/public and
can't.  Enable the Virtual Server and block port 80 at the firewall.

IIS and Exchange are integrated...  This is just one example.

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> I just started working in an environment which has the following issue(s).
The overall problem is that I can't administer permissions on Public Folders
in a Exchange 2000 environment. The public folders are accessible for
viewing and adding items, etc
>
> Characteristics are as follows:
> From Outlook clients, no permissions tab is available when right-clicking
on a public folder and selecting properties.
> In ESM when in the Folders container under the Administrative Group I try
to expand the Public Folders folder and receive the following error:
> "The connection was refused. Ensure that your HTTP virtual servers are all
started and check that the WWW service is running
> ID no: c103b401
> Exchange System Manager"
> I receive the same error message when I go to Servers -> Storage Group ->
Public Information Store -> Public Folders and right-click on a Public
Folder and try to open Properties.
>
> The WWW service is running but the Exchange Virtual Server is stopped.
> Is my solution as simple as starting the Exchange Virtual Server. I tried
to recreate this problem in a lab environment by stopping the Exchange
Virtual Server on a Exchange 2000 server and I didn't experience the same
issues.
>
> Hypothetically speaking would starting the Exchange Virtual Server expose
my public and private info stores to the outside world if port 80 was
opened?
>
> Thanks in advance for any helpful feedback.


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dtown (976)
2/28/2004 7:36:09 PM
Thanks for the advice.
Starting the Exchange Virtual Server - and the Default Web Site - and changing the port used by the Default Web Site back to 80, re-established Administrative access to the Public Folders. However, Outlook clients still don't have a Permissions tab when looking at the Properties of a Public Folder and if I attempt to browse http://<servername>/public I receive incomplete output; the page displays a "Folders" and "Shortcuts" tabs on the left but under that is what looks like VB code. For example:

Update Folder
idTreeMenu.hide
();MenuSelect
("Refresh");Open
idTreeMenu.hide

etc.

Down below there is a message "Error on page"...no kidding!

Also at the top of the page there are what appear to be image placeholders (a box inside of a box with a red X in the middle)

Further input is appreciated.

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anonymous (74722)
3/1/2004 11:56:05 PM
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