[Server Buld 20303.1] IIS 6 Manager crashes trying to edit SMTP Virtual Server Properties

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I have installed 20303.1 and added the SMTP Service and add the management tools.

 

 

 

Install-WindowsFeature SMTP-Server -IncludeManagementTools

 

 

 

After the installation, I bring up the IIS 6 Management Console.

If I right-click the [SMTP Virtual Server] node and select properties, I get an error like this:

2021-03-16_20-20-52.png

Clues?

4 Replies
Hello, the SMTP stack and management tools have been deprecated since Windows Server 2012 and will soon be removed from Windows Server 2022. Please refer to this article: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2012-R2-and-2012/hh...)

SMTP and the associated management tools are deprecated. Though the functionality is still available in Windows Server 2012, you should begin using System.Net.Smtp.

Kevin Shaughnessy
Sr. Program Manager
Microsoft Exchange Transport
First, that article gives me a 404. Can you check it?

Also, how do we relay mail with System.SMTP.Mail? :)
My use case is that I want to relay local mail from FSRM which uses unauthenticated SMTP. With Server 2019, I set up a relay on localhost, then relay to my account at SendMail.Org to send on to the real account. It works a treat. Can you suggest an alternative way to achieve these FSRM email reports?
Sorry about that. Try this: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2012-R2-and-2012/hh...). You'd have to write an application using System.SMTP.Mail or update an existing app to use it. MailKit is another popular SMTP set of services - still requires coding though. Other alternatives include turboSMTP (https://www.serversmtp.com/smtp-for-windows/), a popular SMTP service for Windows that doesn't require coding.
Hmm. That link was good but posting it somehow made it invalid, apparently by stripping the last parenthesis off it. Try copy/pasting this into your address bar then add the "https://" prefix to it: docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2012-R2-and-2012/hh831568(v=ws.11)