Microsoft KB Archive/248373

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Article ID: 248373

Article Last Modified on 4/21/2005


  • Microsoft Exchange Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q248373


Multiple users cannot log on to their own primary mailbox on the Exchange Server computer. When they attempt to open their mailbox, they receive the following error message:

The set of folders could not be opened. You do not have permission to log on.


The users do not have permission to connect to the Exchange Server computer. By default, everyone has the "Access this computer from the network" permission. If this setting is removed on any domain controller (DC), it affects all DCs in that domain. Therefore, limiting access on a remote DC can inadvertently lock out users, if Exchange Server is also on a DC.

The same problem can also occur if this user right is removed on an Exchange member server.


To resolve this problem:

  1. Start User Manager for Domains on the Exchange Server computer.
  2. Click Policies, and then click User Rights.
  3. Under Right, click Access this computer from the network.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Click Everyone, click Add, and then click OK.
  6. Click OK to apply the changes.


If the Exchange Server computer is a domain controller, you can also try to connect to the Netlogon share from a client to see if the user can connect to the server. From a command prompt on the client computer, type the following command:

net use \\servername\netlogon

The user does not have access to connect to the server if the following error message appears:

System error 1385 has occurred.

Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.

For additional information about permissions errors accessing Microsoft Exchange Server, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

153093 XCLN: Error Message: The Set of Folders Could Not Be Opened

146188 XCLN: Use Network Security Option Not Working as Expected

170637 XCLN: Error Message: Unable to Open Your Default Mail Folder

185971 XCLN: Error Message: Unable to Display Folder. You Do Not Have Permission to Log On

249892 XCLN: User in Trusted Domain Cannot Use Outlook to Log On to Exchange Server

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