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

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by:FlyboyExch60
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Yes I can open the properties once I say ok to the error
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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.

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by:ktaczala
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What version Of Internet Explorer are you using?  I remember vaguely an issue where ESM would crash due to IE.
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by:FlyboyExch60
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 - 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?
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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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.

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by:FlyboyExch60
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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?
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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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.

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by:FlyboyExch60
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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.
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