I have a client who has installed McAfee's Webshield to scan inbound and
outbound internet messages. He has configured Webshield to use SMTP port 25
and re-assigned SMTP in the Services file to 1025. The result after
rebooting the Exchange 2000 server is that the SMTP service no longer starts
and reports the following error ion the event log. Consequently, messages
remain queued and are eventually discarded.
The service could not bind instance 1. The data is the error code.
Is there another area, eg, in the registry, that needs to have the default
SMTP port 25 re-assigned to 1025?
The aim was to have all inbound/outbound sent to port 25, which will be
directed to the Webshield service, the messages will be scanned and then
either sent outbound or relayed internally to the Exchange Server. Both the
Webshield and the SMTP service are contained in the same Exchange server.