RE: SMTP Authentication problem

  • From: "Periyasamy, Raj" <Raj.Periyasamy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 13:54:33 -0400

Have you tried adding the NetBIOS Domain name of your domain to the
Default Domain under the Authentication settings in the SMTP server
settings ? 



-----Original Message-----
From: Waseem Mustafa [mailto:waseem80@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 2:32 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] SMTP Authentication problem

Hi all, 

I have a problem with my SMTP server. I basically installed IIS SMTP
services on a Domain Controller windows 2000 AS just to centralize only
the outgoing server for our enterprise users. There is no exchange
installed so for the incoming we have a 3rd party provider to take care
that. On the server under the "domain users & group manager" consol, I
added all the users that will be using that SMTP server to send emails.
the user-end I went to their outlook and specified that "my outgoing
server require authentication" option and then added the username and
password. Every thing worked fine. Now I need to move that IIS SMTP
services to another member server in the domain. After I installed the
SMTP services on that domain member server and I configured it the exact
way the 1st SMTP was and I did the necessary changes on the firewall to
route port 25 traffic to the new server. I can't send emails through the
new (Moved) SMTP server and every time I hit "send & receive" it asks me
to reenter the outgoing username and password. I enter it in this
Username: "myname"
Password: "the password"

Note: this is the way I have it setup on everyone's laptops 

I found that to get it working I need to add my username and password in
the local USERS & GROUPS database and it won't use Active Directory's
Database. That's not going to work for me because I can't recreate every
user's account in multiple places! So How do I get the SMTP server to
the active directory's database instead of the local one?

I also tried to change the username format to "myname@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" it
didn't work. Finally, it only worked when I tried this format:

Because all the users are remote, the goal is to minimize the number of
changes I need to make on their end. So please guide me to the right

Thank you so much, 


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