I made the unfortunate mistake of renaming an Exchange 2003 front-end OWA server. OWA did not function after the rename, so I named it BACK to the old name. OWA does work now, but the SMTP virtual server is not functional . When checking the message queues it shows an error:
Exchange System Manager failed to retrieve queues for the SMTP Virtual Server (error code = 0x800706D9). Check the event log and verify that the required services are running.
I am unable to start the SMTP virtual server and instead get two error event logs :
Error Event 429
Virtual Server 1: The specified mail queue directory is not valid. Cannot start the SMTP Service.
Error Event 520
Virtual Server 1: The specified mail drop directory (E:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mailroot\vsi 1\PickUp) is not valid. Cannot start the SMTP service in mail-drop mode.
I am a little unsure about how to approach this one, and am trying to avoid a complete reinstall/configuration of Exchange 2003 on this server. Any advice is much appreciated.