I have E2K SP3 with the post SP3 rollup patch. The Server is part of a E5.5 org, working on migrating over to E2K. The system has been up for 2 weeks with no such events logged. This just started happening today. No other changes to the config were made. I found some KB's on the 116 but not regarding the 0x8000ffff. Any help would be great. Thanks Rich Tibbets EVENT 116: Event Type: Error Event Source: EXOLEDB Event Category: Events Event ID: 116 Date: 10/3/2003 Time: 10:04:50 AM User: N/A Computer: SALOON Description: Microsoft Exchange OLEDB was unable to initialize event system correctly. Support for store event may have been disabled. HRESULT = 0x8000ffff. For more information, click http://www.microsoft.com/contentredirect.asp.