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Sometimes, during the process of mounting a mailbox store or public folder store in MS Exchange Server 2000 or 2003, following error message appears on your computer screen:
An event log describing the preceding error message is also recorded in the Application log that can be viewed using an event viewer. The event log recorded in the Application log contains following information:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: MSExchangeIS
Event Category: General
Event ID: 9518
Error 0xfffffc01 starting Storage Group /DC=COM/DC=EXAMPLE/CN=CONFIGURATION/CN=SERVICES/CN=MICROSOFT EXCHANGE/CN=FIRST ORGANIZATION/CN=ADMINISTRATIVE GROUPS/CN=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP/CN=SERVERS/CN=ServerName/CN=INFORMATIONSTORE/CN=FIRST STORAGE GROUP on the Microsoft Exchange Information Store. Storage Group – Initialization of Jet failed.
The aforementioned error message can be generated due to the following primary reasons:
To resolve the specified error message and perfectly mount the mailbox store or public folder store in Exchange Server, you first need to know the cause of the error.
You should confirm that whether the problem has occurred due to antivirus program or wrong file path. In order to verify that if the problem is due to antivirus or not, disable the antivirus program for a while. After that, again try mounting the mailbox store or public folder store in MS Exchange Server. If the mounting process will be completed successfully then it means the problem was due to antivirus. In that case, you should obtain the latest antivirus update otherwise you may face the same issue again in the future.
But, in case you receive the same error message even after disabling the antivirus program, perform the following steps to tackle the issue:
Following steps help you verifying database location for each store in each storage group:
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