Windows Server 2008 Web SMTP

8/26/2008 8:31:04 PM

I just started a migration to windows server 2008 web edition an ran into a bit of a headache. The SMTP server at first appears to be missing even after installing the SMTP feature. After some digging it appears that it can't be administered from within iis7 manager. However, it can be managed from "Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager."

Non-obvious.

Comments

Tim

Tim

10/23/2008 7:47:59 AM

How do you access IIS 6 from within windows server 2008?

Brian Klippel

Brian Klippel

http://www.theport.com
10/29/2008 8:49:06 AM

You have to first add the role for IIS6 compatibility, that will install the IIS6 manager.

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

http://www.markwilson.co.uk/blog/
11/7/2008 2:29:46 PM

Nice one Evan - thanks for posting this. Mark

von Moltke

von Moltke

http://vonmoltke.blogspot.com/
12/9/2008 5:50:26 AM

The IIS6 Manager is located: START - ADMINISTRATION or in German START - VERWALTUNG.

Germstorm

Germstorm

http://bvencel.blogspot.com
3/5/2009 2:56:37 AM

Dude, I cannot thank you enough for this precious piece of information!!!

Doom

Doom

3/12/2009 5:35:27 PM

Rraaarrgh!!! This makes me ANGRY!!! I spent HOURS trying to understand why SMTP Server shows up in "Features" but not in the IIS 7.0 Management Console! Thanks, you saved me from days of frustration. Hulk rage... reducing... anger... dissipating... green skin... returning to normal...

Mathiau

Mathiau

9/30/2009 2:25:55 PM

If you had of read what is installed when it installed the SMTP you would of seen it shows it has to install IIS 6 manager add-in.

Scott M. Stolz

Scott M. Stolz

http://www.wistex.com
11/4/2009 12:53:19 PM

Thanks for the tip. When we leased the new server replacing one with IIS6, SMTP was already installed apparently, and there was no documentation on where to configure SMTP. I am surprised they left that out of IIS7, especially since they incorporated other things into it that weren't in IIS6.

mtk

mtk

http://micro-tronik.com
4/25/2010 10:01:01 PM

How can we add a mail box?

James Collett

James Collett

http://www.blogrant.co.uk/
7/9/2010 9:52:53 AM

This is just to say thatnk you for this tip! Very helpful. This halfway house between different IIS versions is really confusing.

Ola

Ola

http://ola.kodar.se
7/27/2010 5:15:44 AM

Non-obvious indeed. Thanks for sharing, saved me a lot of trouble!

Jim

Jim

http://www.caas.com/
12/23/2010 10:01:16 AM

Does this affect Windows Home Server too?