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we have 2 WSS servers in our domain, both in seperate farms.
Server1 has working incoming email settings, i have copied all settings across to server2 but it is not working, i keep getting an "error in application" when i try to set the email address.

They both use the same accounts in IIS and they are site collection administrators. I have attached a copy of the event viewer. Both are showing as failure audit.

Both servers are 2003 servers, however server2 shares the content database between 2 different sites, (1 uses FBA and the other uses Windows).
Object Open:
 	Object Server:	SC Manager
 	Object Type:	SC_MANAGER OBJECT
 	Object Name:	ServicesActive
 	Handle ID:	-
 	Operation ID:	{0,153021578}
 	Process ID:	412
 	Image File Name:	C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
 	Primary User Name:	SERVERNAME
 	Primary Domain:	DOMAIN
 	Primary Logon ID:	(0x0,0x3E7)
 	Client User Name:	ACCOUNT
 	Client Domain:	DOMAIN
 	Client Logon ID:	(0x0,0x91D12E9)
 	Accesses:	READ_CONTROL 
			Connect to service controller 
			Enumerate services 
			Query service database lock state 
			
 	Privileges:	-
 	Restricted Sid Count:	0
 	Access Mask:	0x20015

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Object Open:
 	Object Server:	SC Manager
 	Object Type:	SC_MANAGER OBJECT
 	Object Name:	ServicesActive
 	Handle ID:	-
 	Operation ID:	{0,153016718}
 	Process ID:	412
 	Image File Name:	C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
 	Primary User Name:	SERVERNAME
 	Primary Domain:	DOMAIN
 	Primary Logon ID:	(0x0,0x3E7)
 	Client User Name:	ACCOUNT
 	Client Domain:	DOMAIN
 	Client Logon ID:	(0x0,0x91D12E9)
 	Accesses:	READ_CONTROL 
			Connect to service controller 
			Enumerate services 
			Query service database lock state 
			
 	Privileges:	-
 	Restricted Sid Count:	0
 	Access Mask:	0x20015

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Where are you adding the email address exactly?  Also, are you on the FBA URL or the Windows URL?
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on the windows url, and i am trying to assign an email address to a bulletin board.
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Can you post a screen shot of your incoming email settings in Central Admin?
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I have attached the image, also put in the IIS configuration.

the full string for the AD container is OU=Organizationalunit, DC=domain, DC=local
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Could be an issue with setting SharePoint to auto create AD objects.  I've seen this in the past.  You might try to set that to "No", then see if it lets you set the email address.  You'll then need to manually create the contact in AD afterwards.  

Honestly that is the way I set all my 2007 deployments because there are just too many isues around the auto creation.
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ok i have done that and it all works fine, sorry took so long, i had to set up connector etc.

Is there anything you can think of that could cause this issue? What i for from the failure audit was that the account i have specified is having problems authenticating to my domain controller.

However it works fine for the other server which is using the same account (this shouldnt cause an issue should it).

I dont know if its related, but when i set up the original server that works fine, i had to edit the SPN's manually, could this cause a problem if not done?
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by:Justin Smith
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I've had multiple farms set up perfectly and for whatever reason, this function never worked.  I think it's just a bad design.  This is why I never enable it when I do deployments.

It could be an authentication issue, could be SPN issue (if you are using Kerberos).  It's just hard to tell with this thing.  I'll just leave it with, turn it off and create things manually.
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by:CaptainGiblets
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Thanks for help, i will keep trying to figure it out as i dont want to have to create the contact in AD every time somebody needs a new email in SP.

if i ever figure it out i will post what was wrong.
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