POP3 Connector in SBS2003 does not open properly

Posted on 2006-05-12
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
I have an SBS2003 that has one small issue. Whenever I try to open the POP3 Connector console, it opens for abot 1/2 second and then closes again. I can print screen it, if I time it right, and it looks fine, but won't stay open so I can configure it.  I don't have any pop-up blockers or anything unusual installed on the server, just Norton CE 9.0.  I have tried to reinstall but it does the same thing, same if I reboot.  No errors are logged in any Event Viewer.  
Question by:degoodwin
    LVL 74

    Accepted Solution

    By chance did you upgrade your MMC to 3.0?  This would have been a manual upgrade as it's not pushed down through Windows Update.  To check, open the Server Management Console > Help > About Microsoft Management Console.

    If you can uninstall this upgrade then you should do so.  

    You will then need to reinstall the Networking Components of SBS through Add/Remove Programs > Windows Small Business Server.  
    On the component selection screen set Server Tools to "Maintenance" and Networking to "uninstall".  
    Complete the wizard, reboot the server and go back to Add/Remove Programs > Windows Small Business Server.
    Set the Server Tools to "Maintenance" and Networking to "install".  Complete the wizard and then reapply SBS SP1.
    You must then run the Configure Email and Internet Connection Wizard (CEICW) where you can set up POP3 if you want at this point.  Even if you don't want to configure POP3 at this point you must run the CEICW in order to reestablish your networking configuration.


    Author Comment

    I am on MMC 2.0
    LVL 74

    Expert Comment

    by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
    Well, then the second half of my comments still apply.


    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Maximize Your Threat Intelligence Reporting

    Reporting is one of the most important and least talked about aspects of a world-class threat intelligence program. Here’s how to do it right.

    This guide is intended for migrating Windows 2003 Standard with Exchange 2003 to Windows Small Business Server 2008. You will need the following: Exchange Best Practice Analyzer:…
    A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
    In this sixth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFtoPNG utility, which converts a multi-page PDF file to separate color, grayscale, or monochrome PNG files, creating one PNG file for each page in the PDF. It does this via a c…
    Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…

    759 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

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    11 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now