[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
?
Solved

How to change the IIS smtp mailroot directory AFTER installation

Posted on 2004-04-09
4
Medium Priority
?
5,358 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
During installation of IIS smtp service I had to choose wich folder to use as mailroot dir. Now I want to change the mailroot dir for the default smtp virtual server, but I can only change the dir for badmails. How do I change the directory for the mailroot that contains all my smtp folders ????
0
Comment
Question by:krogstrup
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:meverest
ID: 10790021
is it the maildrop you want to change?  that is associated with each of the local domains as set under the relevant smtp server.

cheers,  Mike.
0
 

Author Comment

by:krogstrup
ID: 10790045
yes - its the maildrop (and all the other folders; drop, mailbox, pickup, queuee etc)

I know that I can specify the home folder when I create a new virtual smtp server, but why cant I change this setting for my default virtual smtp server ?

Even thought I uninstall the smtp service and install it again - I´m not asked where to put these folders ?!?

PS: First time I installed the smtp service I was asked where to put the mailroot folder, but now I cant change this to a new folder ?!?
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
BAlexandrov earned 400 total points
ID: 10790408
You have to modify methadata information for IIS.
There are two methods. Use IIS Resource kit - get it from Microsoft. And there was Metadata Explorer.
Other way is to use adsutil.vbs from Intepub/Adminscripts

With adsutil.vbs - from command prompt
this will list settings for the first smtp instance.
adsutil.vbs enum /SmtpSvc/1
It is tree-like structure. You can view other paths if you use enum on higher node.
There you will notice parameters
DropDirectory
BadMailDirectory
PickupDirectory
QueueDirectory
You can set them with
adsutil.vbs SET /SmtpSvc/1/BadMailDirectory "f:\forgotten_one"

PS. If asked first time to register cscript as defualt engine - answer yes, or always start adsutil.vbs like "cscript adsutil.vbs"

HTH
Bojidar Alexandrov
0
 

Author Comment

by:krogstrup
ID: 10790434
PERFECT - thanks a lot !!!!

:-)

Regards

David Krogstrup
0

Featured Post

Learn to develop an Android App

Want to increase your earning potential in 2018? Pad your resume with app building experience. Learn how with this hands-on course.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Logparser is the smartest tool I have ever used in parsing IIS log files and there are many interesting things I wanted to share with everyone one of the  real-world  scenario from my current project. Let's get started with  scenario - How do w…
Preparing an email is something we should all take special care with – especially when the email is for somebody you may not know very well. The pressures of everyday working life stacked with a hectic office environment can make this a real challen…
Kernel Data Recovery is a renowned Data Recovery solution provider which offers wide range of softwares for both enterprise and home users with its cost-effective solutions. Let's have a quick overview of the journey and data recovery tools range he…
Free Data Recovery software is an advanced solution from Kernel Tools to recover data and files such as documents, emails, database, media and pictures, etc. It supports recovery from physical & logical drive after a hard disk crash, accidental/inte…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month9 days, 13 hours left to enroll

591 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question