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Error when you create a new Exchange store in Windows Storage Server 2003

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When you try to create a new Microsoft Exchange mailbox store or a new Exchange public folder store, you receive the following error message when the storage group's log files are stored on a remote server that is running Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003:
The specified location is not a fixed drive.
ID no: c1034a87
Exchange System Manager

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This issue occurs when you create a new Exchange mailbox store or a new Exchange public folder store, and the log files of the storage group are hosted on a Windows Storage Server-based computer. The default location for new public stores and mailboxes is the same as the current location of the log files. A remote path is an illegal default location for Exchange databases. You must use Exchange System Manager to create the store on a local fixed drive first, and then move the store to Windows Storage Server by using the Windows Storage Server 2003 Feature Pack plug-in for Exchange System Manager.

Note This issue does not affect the locations of existing databases.

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To work around this issue, click OK to dismiss the error message, and then click the Database tab in the Properties dialog box for the store. In the Exchange database box text box and in the Exchange streaming database text box, type the appropriate local paths for the databases, and then click OK. You can also click Browse to locate the paths.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.

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Keywords: KB839211, kbnofix, kbbug, kberrmsg

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Article Info
Article ID : 839211
Revision : 3
Created on : 10/25/2007
Published on : 10/25/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 298