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Remove SMTP server from Server Farm

  Asked By: Nilay    Date: Jun 13    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3681

I just changed my SMTP server from my internal Exchange server to the
Sharepoint portal server's smtp server., I restart this server and
then tried to remove the SMTP server from

SharePoint Portal Server Central Administration > Configure Server
Remove Server from Server Farm

I got the following error message.

This SMTP server cannot be removed because it provides global or
virtual server SMTP services. First, clear the SMTP settings, and then
remove the SMTP server.

Any ideas about where to clear that SMTP settings.



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Elaina Suarez     Answered On: Jun 13

I found the solution for this problem at the following


Configure an SMTP server  in IIS for use with Windows
SharePoint Services

1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to
Administrative Tools, and then click Internet
Information Services (IIS) Manager.

2. Click the plus sign (+) next to the server name that
contains the SMTP server you want to configure.

3. Right-click the SMTP virtual server you want to
configure, and then click Properties.

4. On the Access tab, under Access control, click

5. In the Authentication dialog box, under Select
acceptable authentication methods for this resource,
verify that Anonymous access is selected.

6. Click OK.

7. On the Access tab, under Relay restrictions, click

8. Under Select which computer may relay through this
virtual server, select Only the list below.

9. Under Computers, click Add.

10. In the Computer dialog box, select Single computer,
and then, in the IP address box, type the IP address
for your front-end Web server or single server running
Windows SharePoint Services.

11. Click OK to close the Computer dialog box.

12. Repeat steps 9 through 11 for any additional front-end
Web servers  in your server farm.

Note You do not need to add the IP addresses for the
back-end database servers in your server farm.

13. Click OK to close the Relay Restrictions dialog box.

14. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.

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