I have MS Exchange 2000 running on Server 2000. This system has been running perfectly for about a year. Suddenly, yesterday I started getting delay notices. I checked the queues and noticed that all my sent messages were stuck in queue with a "retry" message. (screen shots attached) I then checked the event log and there were 2 messages from smtpsvc. 1) Virtual Server 2: SMTP server cannot read metabase key MailPickupDir 2) Virtual Server 2: SMTP server cannot read metabase key MailQueueDir (screen shots attached) These errors are recorded each time I restart smtp so I assume this is part of the problem.
How can I resolve this problem so I can send email from this server again?