Microsoft KB Archive/252088
Article ID: 252088
Article Last Modified on 2/26/2007
- Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q252088
After you create a mailbox-enabled user in the Active Directory Users and Computers Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in, you may notice that the Exchange Installable File System (IFS) directory for the user's mailbox is not created, (by default, this is located in the M:\
Any attempt to access the mailbox through the file system returns a "path not found" error message.
Mailbox activity has not occurred, and therefore the mailbox has not been initialized.
If you log on to the newly created mailbox using a MAPI-based client (such as Microsoft Outlook 2000), or if you send a mail item to the new mailbox from another user, then the issue described above ceases because the mailbox is initialized by any of the two actions.
If you log in from Outlook Web access, this also creates the mailbox.
This behavior is by design.
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