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The Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) service may become unresponsive (hang) for several minutes or more if many domains are configured in the metabase.
The SMTP service does not pick up change-notification data announcements when domains are added or deleted. This causes SMTP to perform a complete reload every time a change occurs. The service start time can exceed the amount of time Service Control Manager (SCM) allows because the domains are being loaded in the main thread.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Date Time Version Size File name ----------------------------------------------------- 09/27/00 4:30pm 5.0.2195.2345 381,200 Smtpsvc.dll 09/27/00 4:26pm 5.0.2195.2345 234,768 Seo.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
Article ID: 274417 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 3.3
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