Microsoft Exchange - Troubleshooting Error -3408 when backing up Exchange 2007 Mailboxes

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Depending on whether RPCRroxy is on the same server as the Mailbox role, there are two cases.

Solution for case 1:

If you’re in a single-server configuration with the RPCProxy and Mailbox on the same machine, then the above does not work since the loopback interface still uses IPv6. In this case, you need to make the following changes in the system32\drivers\etc\hosts file:

  1. Comment out the line ":::1 localhost"

  2. Add the following two lines:

    <IPv4 address> <hostname of the computer>
    <IPv4 address> <FQDN of the computer>

Solution for case 2:

If you’re in a multi-server scenario where the RPCProxy is not on the same server as the Mailbox, then you need to do the following:

  1. Unselect IPv6 from the properties of your NIC (on the RPC-over-HTTP Proxy machine); that will force the RPC-over-HTTP Proxy to use IPv4 to talk to Exchange and everything will be fine. In most cases, this step suffices. If it does not, continue with steps 2 and 3.

  2. Under the regkey HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters, add a 32 bit DWORD with the name DisabledComponents and value 0x000000FF.

  3. Reboot the machine.

Last Update: November 10, 2012