Topic Last Modified: 2007-05-16

You have to operate the SMTP Server feature by using the Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager snap-in for Microsoft Management Console (MMC) from the computer on which the feature is running.

The SMTP Server feature is not installed by default on computers that are running Windows Server 2008. For instructions about how to install SMTP Server, see Install SMTP Server.
You can also use Microsoft Management Console to administer your Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) virtual server from a remote computer, provided it's on the same LAN as the SMTP Server. However, the remote computer must be running Windows Server 2008, and you must add the IIS 6.0 Manager snap-in to MMC and connect to the computer you want to manage. If you choose to administer SMTP remotely, make sure your connection to the server that is running SMTP is secure and cannot be compromised.


To run IIS 6.0 Manager on the computer on which SMTP Server is running

  1. Click Start, point to Control Panel, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager.

  2. In the console tree, expand Server name. The virtual server that is provided upon installation of the SMTP Server feature is [SMTP Virtual Server #1].

To view or modify the properties of an SMTP virtual server

  1. Select the SMTP virtual server you want to modify.

  2. On the Action menu, click Properties.

  3. Click the tab that you want to view or modify.

  4. Change any options as needed.

    For more information about tab options, see Accessing Tabs.