I'm experiencing the problem detailed in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950757
on my Exchange server. I read in another thread here on EE, that an alternative to installing the hotfix from Microsoft is to set up a scheduled task to manually stop and start the smtpsvc, with the idea being that NDRs will be generated for any messages still in the queue at that time.
I've set up a batch file, but when I try to run "net stop smtpsvc" I get:
The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service is stopping................
The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service could not be stopped.
When I check the event log, I see this:
Cluster resource 'SMTP Virtual Server Instance 1 (EXCHANGE01)' in Resource Group 'Exchange Resources' failed.
I'm assuming MSCS doesn't like me manually restarting services. Is there any way I can get around this?