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Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure to back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
This article describes how to generate a status request message for each public folder in the Exchange 2000 public folder store.
An additional feature that is related to public folder management is now available. This new functionality allows you to generate status request messages for Exchange 2000 public folders by configuring a registry subkey.
Important Before you try to use this new functionality, view the information in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article:
321082 How to send replication status request messages in Exchange 2000 Server
Cumulative Rollup Information
A feature that modifies the default behavior of the product is available in the September 2003 Exchange 2000 Server Post-Service Pack 3 (SP3) Rollup. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824282 September 2003 Exchange 2000 Server post-Service Pack 3 rollup
A supported feature that modifies the default behavior of the product is available from Microsoft. However, this feature is intended to modify only the behavior that this article describes. Apply this feature only to systems that specifically require it.
If the feature is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the feature.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific feature. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the feature is available. If you do not see your language, it is because the feature is not available for that language. Component: MDB Messaging Database
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Note Because of file dependencies, this update requires Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack 3 (SP3). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
301378 How to obtain the latest Exchange 2000 Server service pack
After you install the hotfix that this article describes, you can configure Exchange 2000 to generate a status request message for each public folder in a public folder store. To do so:
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
In the Data Type list, click REG_DWORD, and then click OK.
In the Data box, type 1 (one), and then click OK.
Quit Registry Editor.
Dismount and then remount the public folder store that corresponds to the
When you set the Replication Flags registry value to 1, and then dismount and remount the public folder store, status request messages are generated, and the Replication Flags registry value is automatically reset to 0 (zero).