How to install GFI Faxmaker 10 in SBS 2003.

On a default SBS 2003 installation, the Microsoft Exchange MTA stacks
service and functionality are disabled. Faxmaker requires the interaction
with this service for its Exchange connector to function properly. In order
to get the full functionality of Faxmaker or any other product that requires
the user of a connector through the MTA, the following steps need to be
followed:

How to re-enable the MTA Stacks in SBS 2003.

Enabling the MTA is a two step process; it requires making changes to the
startup type of a service and also perform some registry editions.

Before starting, make sure you have a good working system state backup.

1-Removal of Registry Keys:

1.1-Open Regedit.exe

1.2-Go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeIS\servername
\Private-guid_of_private_mdb

Remove (Delete) the following two entries:

            “Gateway In Threads”

           “Gateway Out Threads”

1.3-Go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeIS\servername
\Public-guid_of_public_mdb

Remove (Delete) the following two entries:

            “Gateway In Threads”

           “Gateway Out Threads”

1.4-Close Regedit.exe.

2-Changing the startup type of the Microsoft Exchange MTA Stacks service.

2.1-Open the Services MMC (or open Run and type Services.msc and then press
OK).

2.2-Double click on top of the Microsoft Exchange MTA Stacks entry to open
its properties.

2.3-In the General tab, change the Startup type from Disabled to Automatic,
click Apply and then start the service. Close the properties.

2.4-Do not close the Services MMC yet.

3-Re-starting services

3.1-Select the Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service and perform a
re-start, this will also re-start all dependant services. (If Faxmaker was
already installed, re-start the proper services from that product). If in
doubt, re-start the system.

3.2-Close the Services MMC.

4-Install GFI Faxmaker 10 if it has not been installed yet, if it was, after
the services are re-started, faxes should start flowing through Exchange to
FaxMaker.

 

One Response to Installing GFI Faxmaker 10 in SBS2k3

  1. Nick says:

    For mroe information on the MTA stacks service in SBS 2003, check here… http://addicted-to-it.blogspot.com/2006/06/sbs-2003-exchange-mta-service.html