For Directory replication problems during setup, read the following paper. This is due to the servers unable to make an RPC connection with the installed network protocol. Another potential cause is the DNS or firewall.
Ports used by Exchange
Extension 'SMTP' could not be loaded.
The knowledge Base suggested the following:
Cannot view Internet Mail Service Properties.
I was trying to generate an Offline Address Book (OAB) when I encountered the error message, "An error occurred while generating offline ... ..". The Event Viewer, listed an error message with the event ID 5004. Following the link below, I deleted the Chinese and Japanese One time templates and the Address book was generated successfully. This was probably caused by the installation of fax software.
In the Internet world, DNS is a central point of reference. For Exchange to work properly, the DNS must be properly configured. A 'A' record is required to identify your mail server. You will need a Mail Exchange (MX) record to identify your server to other mail servers. The MX record has a preference number. Mails are routed to the MX record with the smallest preference number. If it is unavailable, the next higher record is selected and so on.
Most organisations uses private or internal and pubic or external IP addresses. The internal IP is for internal users and server use. External IP are mainly for servers and to retrieve web content. For security and operational reasons, the internal IP addresses should not be seen on the Internet. The common method is to use split DNS. One DNS setup for external IP addresses and one for internal. If you have Internet access for the user, internal DNS must be capable of forwarding DNS queries outside. The following links describes in detail.
Finally to protect that external DNS server, this document may be useful. This is the only one that I can find to explain it graphically.
This is a section how to an integration test for Exchange and DNS. Note DNS replication takes a minimum of 20 minutes to 2 or 3 days. Depending on the name server you choose, the old entries might still be in effect.
All of the above must be successful, a reply with your domain name and SOA, or a root server name eg H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. Otherwise there is a good chance external DNS servers can't query your DNS.
The another test is to telnet from outside the network to your mail server using port 25.
telnet mail.mydomain.com.mycountry 25
Last but not the least, use a free email account eg Hotmail, Yahoo etc to email back to yourself.
at 23:00 /every m,t,w,th,f dothis.bat /log c:\logs\logme.log
ntbackup backup ds
\\mail is \\mail /v /d "NTbackup ds is" /hc:on /b /t normal
/l "c:\backup.log" /e
The easiest way to change a new server, is to bring up the new server as a new name. Move all the services from the old to new server leisurely. Note you should keep the service packs the same. Depending on the size of the mailboxes, you can move several at the same time. You might want to stop logons during the move.
Sometimes a few mailboxes may get left behind. These may be useful.
You might encounter the following error for both Netscape and IE
Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a01a8'
Object required: 'Application(...)'
/exchange/logon.asp, line 12
I was running this on a non-default web site . Using this did it:
If it does not work try these:
Note you will need to give "Login locally permission" on the IIS. Remember to lock the server up!
I found this link
very handy as a starting point to what I am looking for.
will need to delete items that has been hard deleted (Shift-Del).
You can retrieve it by using the following procedure. The item will
be kept by the store up to expiry date.
Modified on 27 Mar 2001
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