SBS 2003 with Windows 2003 SP2 needs to have SBS 2003 SP1 (and other stuff)
properly installed to make it happy. The ExchangeVDir registry entry is
used by Microsoft Outlook Mobile Access and by Exchange ActiveSync.
How to install Service Pack 1 for SBS 2003
(consists of 5 web pages of information) http://www.smallbizserver.net/Defaul...w&articleId=68
In the procedure, you can substitute:
Windows 2003 SP2 for SP1
Exchange 2003 SP2 for SP1
Windows Sharepoint Services SP3 for SP1
At this point, you may need to remove Windows 2003 SP2 and then re-run the
SBS setup from Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs to reinstall Exchange.
Once this is done, you should upgrade your SBS server to SBS 2003 SP1 (with
Windows 2003 SP2 and the other stuff detailed in the link above). Then do
another scan with the SBS 2003 BPA and fix any problems that it finds. Then
open the appropriate ports in your router (like 25 for Exchange). After
that, re-run CEICW.
CEICW Walkthrough http://www.sbs-rocks.com/sbs2k3/sbs2k3-n2.htm
This should set up the firewall, Exchange, other services, etc.
SBS is a highly 'integrated' product. DO NOT do things "manually" with SBS
2003. Use the wizards as much as possible. Almost all maintenance and
setup can be done from within the Server Management Console.
Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]
"Guyson IT" <GuysonIT@newsgroup> wrote in message
> The BPA comes up with some issues. One being that SBS 2003 SP1 is not
> installed however the system is reporting that it is SBS SP2, and when I
> to install SP1 it tells me a newer version of the service pack is
> and cannot continue.
> There is a warning about exchangevdir registry does not exist
> Task offloading is enabled.
> winver reports 5.2 build 3790.srv03_sp2_gdr.090319-1204 : Service Pack 2
> At this point would I be better off temporarily making another control the
> PDC, and reinstalling server 2003? The only service in use currently on
> box is the RRAS.