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So a few nights ago I had to reinstall the CAS Role to fix an EWS/ActiveSync issue.  I just noticed today now that the IMAP/POP services are missing from services.msc.  I checked the registery, the two keys are in there.  The files exist in the %ExchangeDir%\ClientAccess\POPIMAP  directory.

Any other way to have microsoft recognize this service.  Anything other than reinstalling the CAS Role if possible?
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by:sunnyc7
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upload the log file from here

c:\exchangesetup\exchangesetup.log
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by:e_aravind
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I feel, reinstall exchange in recoverserver mode
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by:ZooyorQ
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I thought I saw somewhere that recover mode wouldn't fix it.  I did hear someone say that reinstalling the CAS role fixed it for them.  I however would REALLY like to avoid that one as its quite a bit of dinking around to get all the external/internal urls/etc working again.  Was hoping there would be something simplier.  My exchangesetup.log is pretty lengthy.. I'll try to parse it out.  Like I said before I reinstalled the CAS role and lost IMAP/POP in the process.
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by:ZooyorQ
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Just went through the exchange install log, and saw a bunch of lines (with success) stating that IMAP this and IMAP that was being installed/configured.  The log did have some errors related to .NET though..  which I later resolved.

What exactly does RecoverServer do?  Does it 'backup' my CAS settings and restore them after a reinstall?

Is it less disruptive then uninstall/reinstall of CAS?
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you can zip the setup log and then upload it.

thanks
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by:ZooyorQ
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Here is the ExchangeSetup.Log
ExchangeSetup.log
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Anyone else have any ideas?
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sunnyc7 earned 500 total points
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hi zooyorQ
Sorry for not responding - I was really tied-up with some stuff in office.

From your setup logs it appears that you were trying to install Exchange 2007 SP3. Please confirm.

Your exchange setup log has these errors:
[9/14/2010 4:30:14 AM] [1] [ERROR] The 'IIS 7 Dynamic Content Compression' component is required. Install the component via Server Manager.
[9/14/2010 4:41:49 AM] [2] [ERROR] Unexpected Error
[9/14/2010 4:41:49 AM] [2] [ERROR] The virtual directory 'Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync' already exists under 'GCEX.mycompany.com/Default Web Site'.
Parameter name: VirtualDirectoryName
[9/14/2010 4:41:49 AM] [2] Ending processing.

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Let me know if it's possible for you to do:
a) Uninstall CAS Role and reinstall it.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124115(EXCHG.80).aspx

You cannot uninstall "just" Exchange 2007 SP3 and revert it back to prior SP.
You will have to uninstall the whole exchange 2007 and then start from the disc. This is not recommended.

Given your situation, I think uninstall/reinstall CAS is an option.

Try to move all folders under \clientaccess in c:\program files....exchsrvr\bin directory to c:\temp - and then try reinstalling CAS role.

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Another option:

Here's another way to install IMAP/POP3 - check the post from Thomas Lin MSFT @ the end.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchangesvradmin/thread/f6647626-d61a-4dac-bf58-b63e4e444681
 
Let me know if you have any questions.
 
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by:ZooyorQ
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I'll give this a shot tonight and post the results tomorrow.
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by:sunnyc7
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FYI.
I am in and out of EE this week.
If you post something here and dont get a reply the same day, please email me.

my email address on profile.
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by:ZooyorQ
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Uninstalling the CAS role and reinstalling it from the original CD (not Sp3 download) resolved the issue, in combination with removing the pop3/imap.config files from the Exchange CAS Directory.
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