XADM: Exchange 2000 Setup Removes SMTP and NNTP from Internet Services Manager

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When you install Exchange 2000 Server, the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) virtual server objects are no longer displayed in Microsoft Windows 2000 Internet Services Manager.


This issue can occur because these objects are now displayed in Exchange System Manager. The "directory to metabase" thread overwrites changes that are made in Internet Services Manager.

However, if only Exchange System Manager is installed and Messaging and Collaboration services are not installed, the SMTP and NNTP servers are not modified for use with Exchange 2000, and need to be available in the Internet Services Manager Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
301378 XGEN: How to Obtain the Latest Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack


To work around this issue when you need to administer the local Internet services on a computer on which only the Exchange System Manager component of Exchange 2000 is installed, run the following commands to add the SMTP and NNTP virtual server objects back to the Internet Services Manager snap-in
  • regsvr32 c:\winnt\system32\inetsrv\smtpsnap.dll
  • regsvr32 c:\winnt\system32\inetsrv\nntpsnap.dll

    where c:\winnt\system32\inetsrv is the path to your Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 5.0 installation folder.
  • cscript c:\inetpub\adminscripts\adsutil.vbs set smtpsvc/SmtpServiceVersion 5

    where c:\inetpub is the path to your Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 5.0 inetpub folder.


This behavior is by design.


Article ID: 274345 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 1.4
  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition
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