Exchange Upgrade error

I am in the process of upgrading from exchang 2003 to 2010 but getting an error on the Exchange Administrative group SMTP Virtual Server - (unable to read the current logging plugin value) - I have Googled and checked services and but to no avail.
A point the right direction would be greatly appreciated
FlyboyExch60Asked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Can you open the properties of the SMTP virtual server in ESM?

Simon.
0
FlyboyExch60Author Commented:
Yes I can open the properties once I say ok to the error
0
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Normally when that error comes up, it stops you from accessing the properties.
I would probably start with creating a new SMTP virtual server in Exchange 2003 ESM, the default settings are usually fine, and deleting the original.
The IIS metabase is probably corrupt and creating a new SMTP virtual server will get round that issue.

Simon.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Big Business Goals? Which KPIs Will Help You

The most successful MSPs rely on metrics – known as key performance indicators (KPIs) – for making informed decisions that help their businesses thrive, rather than just survive. This eBook provides an overview of the most important KPIs used by top MSPs.

ktaczalaCommented:
What version Of Internet Explorer are you using?  I remember vaguely an issue where ESM would crash due to IE.
0
FlyboyExch60Author Commented:
Update
 - Here are two files with the same result when trying to create a new SMTP virtual machine :
First via ESM and second via MMC console.

Presently mail flow is functioning (from exch2003 to 2010 and vice versa)
Internally OWA works for test mailbox on 2010 exchange server.
Could this be permissions related from the upgrade to 2010 as oppose to corruption?
VirualSMTP.PNG
VirtualSMTP1.PNG
0
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Unlikely to be permission related.
If the two SMTP virtual servers are identical, then the original one needs to be disabled to allow the second one to start. You cannot have two SMTP virtual servers on the same port and IP address.

Simon.
0
FlyboyExch60Author Commented:
Simon I may have missed what your saying but this is where i am at:
How  do you disable or remove SMTP Virtual Server?
Even after starting and stopping IIS and SMTP service - I still do not get the start option for the server.
I have changed the port on the SMTPvs, IP all unassigned - still server white circle does not go away for the newly created SMTP server.
Will this lead to problems as I move mailboxes, configure active sync and OWA?
0
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
You should be able to right click on the SMTP virtual server to remove it. Inter-server traffic goes over SMTP, so if there is a problem you will have issues with the migration, replicating public folders etc.

Simon.
0
FlyboyExch60Author Commented:
I was never able to resolve this issue but in the end it was not a show stopper. I just worked around that issue and continued with the upgrade - Exchange 2010 now functioning properly and no side effects.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Email Servers

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.