SQL Server 2000 and Exchange 2000 on same server SQL Script as follows if exists(select 1 from master..sysservers where srvname = 'E2KPF') exec sp_dropserver 'E2KPF', 'droplogins' go EXEC sp_addlinkedserver 'E2KPF', 'Exchange OLE DB provider', 'exoledb.DataSource.1', 'file:\\.\backofficestorage\ExchangeDomain\public folders' go -- Query for a list of Contact entries in a PF select convert(varchar(50), "urn:schemas:contacts:sn") as LastName, convert(varchar(50), "urn:schemas:contacts:givenName") as FirstName from openquery(E2KPF, 'select "urn:schemas:contacts:sn", "urn:schemas:contacts:givenName" from scope(''shallow traversal of ".\TestSQLContacts"'')') When I run the query I get the following error Server: Msg 7399, Level 16, State 1, Line 2 OLE DB provider 'exoledb.DataSource.1' reported an error. Access denied. OLE DB error trace [OLE/DB Provider 'exoledb.DataSource.1' IUnknown::QueryInterface returned 0x80070005: Access denied.]. SQL Server service logon Account is SQLAccount which is a member of Administrators and a global security group SQLExchange SQLExchange is a member of the role Exchange Full Administrator SQLAccount is NOT a member of Domain Admin, Enterprise Admin or Exchange Domain/Enterprise Servers If I start SQL Server service (logon account as Administrator) the query will complete correctly. As soon as I change the SQL Service to run using logon SQLAccount the query fails I have looked at Steve Bryants article but this has not helped I guess this is a permissions problem but dont know what else to set Please Advise ANYONE !!!