SMTP Pickup Directory

Our web site is hosted under 2 different web servers.
We use a custom DLL to send mails.  This DLL is registered to both web servers.

I'm having problems sending emails because the two web servers have different pickup directories.
one uses drive c:\ while the other uses d:\.  In my code, I don't specify the pickup directory, so it always gets the default which is c:\inetpub\mailroot\pickup.  When the other server is up, it fails to send the message because it is using d:\inetpub\mailroot\pickup.  

Our administrators do not want to modify their SMTP settings. So, I guess we have to work on the code to dynamically switch to pickup directories of the current web servers.  For this, I need to have a function that will get the pickup directory of the web server. Do I need to set any other property aside from the pickupdirectory?

Thanks!
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Dave_DietzCommented:
You could do a query on the metabase to check the pickup directory.

In ASP you could do this with the following:

<%
IIsObjectPath = "IIS://localhost/smtpsvc/1"
Set iisobject = GetObject(IIsObjectPath)
PDir=iisobject.get("PickupDirectory")
response.write(pdir)
%>

PDir will be set to the value of the SMTP pickup directory for the 1 SMTP instance on the local machine.

Dave Dietz
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