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How do I administer SMTP on Server 2008?

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  • I have done a web search and forum search for what should be a very simple function, but cannot find the answer.  How do you administer SMTP under Windows Server 2008?  I have SMTP installed under Server Manager - Features.  Under Server 2003, it was under the IIS Manager.  But it is no longer there, and I don't see it under the Server Manager or Administrative Tools either.  Ironically, I am able to connect remotely from a 2003 machine and administer it.  But how do I do this on the local server?
    Monday, April 13, 2009 4:50 PM

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  • The utility in Windows Server 2008 to configure SMTP services is the Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager Console, which can be installed into IIS 7 by adding the IIS 6 Management Console module of the IIS 6 Compatability Role Service to the Web Server Role in Server Manager (note: this is a separate module from the IIS 6 Metabase module, which is also required for SMTP).  After adding the IIS 6 Compatability Role Service in addition to adding the SMTP Feature itself, the Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager Console should be visible in the Administrative Tools folder and should portray your local SMTP server.

    A few caveats: 

    If the local SMTP server fails to appear in the IIS 6 Manager Console, right click the Internet Information root of the tree pane on the left and choose "Connect", then provide the FQDN, Hostname, NetBIOS name, or IP Address of the local SMTP server.

    The SMTP service, named SMTPSVC by default, must be running in order to connect into and expand the named SMTP server in the IIS 6 Manager Console tree pane and configure its virtual servers.  The new IIS 7 Windows Process Activation Service (WAS) will manage all IIS 7 worker threads, even those for backwards compatible SMTP services.  Make sure both services are up and running.

    There is only one SMTP virtual server created by default and it will include a single default domain object of the SMTP server's Primary DNS suffix domain.  You can add more.  Keep in mind any configuration changes you make will not take affect until the SMTP virtual server is restarted.

    The Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager Console will look, walk, and qwack like the Windows Server 2003 IIS 6 console so once you're in it and connected into the SMTP services, administration should be pretty familiar. 

     


    Wendy Henry, MCT Wendy@SharePointeLearning.com www.SharePoint-eLearning.com
    • Marked as answer by Elisa Willman Wednesday, April 15, 2009 2:32 PM
    Tuesday, April 14, 2009 3:46 AM
  • Hello,

           Here is the link which will solve your problem

    http://www.jppinto.com/index.php/2009/02/installing-iis-70-with-smtp-on-windows-server-2008/


    Thanks

     


    Syed Khairuddin
    • Marked as answer by Elisa Willman Wednesday, April 15, 2009 2:32 PM
    Tuesday, April 14, 2009 7:25 AM

All replies

  • The utility in Windows Server 2008 to configure SMTP services is the Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager Console, which can be installed into IIS 7 by adding the IIS 6 Management Console module of the IIS 6 Compatability Role Service to the Web Server Role in Server Manager (note: this is a separate module from the IIS 6 Metabase module, which is also required for SMTP).  After adding the IIS 6 Compatability Role Service in addition to adding the SMTP Feature itself, the Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager Console should be visible in the Administrative Tools folder and should portray your local SMTP server.

    A few caveats: 

    If the local SMTP server fails to appear in the IIS 6 Manager Console, right click the Internet Information root of the tree pane on the left and choose "Connect", then provide the FQDN, Hostname, NetBIOS name, or IP Address of the local SMTP server.

    The SMTP service, named SMTPSVC by default, must be running in order to connect into and expand the named SMTP server in the IIS 6 Manager Console tree pane and configure its virtual servers.  The new IIS 7 Windows Process Activation Service (WAS) will manage all IIS 7 worker threads, even those for backwards compatible SMTP services.  Make sure both services are up and running.

    There is only one SMTP virtual server created by default and it will include a single default domain object of the SMTP server's Primary DNS suffix domain.  You can add more.  Keep in mind any configuration changes you make will not take affect until the SMTP virtual server is restarted.

    The Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager Console will look, walk, and qwack like the Windows Server 2003 IIS 6 console so once you're in it and connected into the SMTP services, administration should be pretty familiar. 

     


    Wendy Henry, MCT Wendy@SharePointeLearning.com www.SharePoint-eLearning.com
    • Marked as answer by Elisa Willman Wednesday, April 15, 2009 2:32 PM
    Tuesday, April 14, 2009 3:46 AM
  • Hello,

           Here is the link which will solve your problem

    http://www.jppinto.com/index.php/2009/02/installing-iis-70-with-smtp-on-windows-server-2008/


    Thanks

     


    Syed Khairuddin
    • Marked as answer by Elisa Willman Wednesday, April 15, 2009 2:32 PM
    Tuesday, April 14, 2009 7:25 AM