SBS 2008: Fix My Network wizard (FNCW) fails to fix Exchange SMTP Connectors

This post discusses an issue with the FNCW and Exchange 2007. The symptom is that you receive the following error when running the Internet Address Management Wizard: “The wizard cannot configure Exchange e-mail for your domain. To correct this problem, run the Fix my network task on the Connectivity subtab of the Network tab of the […]

This post discusses an issue with the FNCW and Exchange 2007. The symptom is that you receive the following error when running the Internet Address Management Wizard:

“The wizard cannot configure Exchange e-mail for your domain. To correct this problem, run the Fix my network task on the Connectivity subtab of the Network tab of the Windows SBS Console.”

However, when you run the FNCW to fix this issue, it fails and you receive the following error:

“The server cannot connect the SMTP connectors. Ensure that Exchange is running, and then try again.”

You will notice that none of the SMTP connectors in Exchange have been fixed as a result. There are two possibilities that will cause this behavior:

  1. The Default ServerName receive connector is missing in Exchange at the time that you run the FNCW.
  2. The Default ServerName receive connector’s Authentication and Permissions Groups settings are wrong at the time that you run the FNCW.

NOTE: Replace ServerName with the hostname of your SBS 2008 server.

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