Exchange Messenger

  • From: "Edwin" <msexchange@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 11:12:13 -0500

I am trying to use the MSN Messenger Service with Exchange 2000 Server.  I
would like to have the Messenger service separated from the Exchange server
so I have installed System Manager with IIS configured with SMTP and NNTP on
a separate machine.


When I configured the Messenger service on the new machine all appears to go
well.  But when I try to use the Messenger service, I get an error stating
that the service is unavailable or my user name and password are incorrect.


If I open up System Manager on the Exchange Server itself and try to
configure the Messenger service I get a different error when I enter the
"Display Name" of the New Instant Messaging Virtual Server Wizard.  The
error is "IIS Returned unexpected results.  Trying this operation again or
restarting IIS may correct the problem."


I have restarted IIS as well rebooted the server to no affect.


The W3SVC Logs of the Messenger site show the following for every time I try
to authenticate to the Messenger service from my desktop:


#Fields: date time c-ip cs-username s-ip s-port cs-method cs-uri-stem
cs-uri-query sc-status cs(User-Agent)

2004-12-01 15:14:21  () W3SVC2 THE-ORACLE 80
SUBSCRIBE /instmsg/aliases/username - 401 msmsgs/

2004-12-01 15:14:21  (DOMAINNAME\username) W3SVC2 THE-ORACLE 80 SUBSCRIBE /instmsg/aliases/username - 401 msmsgs/



Both the Exchange server and the intended Messenger Server have all patches
and updates.


Thank you all for your replies. 

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