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When two Exchange 2000 servers belong to different Exchange organizations, and one server sends a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) message to the other server over a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) SMTP connector, the message is sent successfully in the encrypted manner even though the other server is an untrusted recipient. No warning appears in Event Viewer.
This behavior can occur if the first server has an SSL certificate installed and the second server has an SMTP connector to the first server, using SSL/TLS. The certificate that is installed on the second server is issued by a third-party certificate authority that is not trusted by the first server. The name in the certificate on the second server (common name) does not match the name that the first server uses to refer to the second server.
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 theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Version Size File name ---------------------------------------------------------- 5/31/2001 03:31p 5.0.2195.3649 320,272 Aqueue.dll 5/31/2001 03:31p 5.0.2195.3649 44,816 Fcachdll.dll 5/31/2001 03:32p 5.0.2195.3651 434,44 Smtpsvc.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows 2000. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.
When the first server sends an SMTP message to the second server over the SSL SMTP connector, the secured SMTP connection should not be established and the Event Log should display an error message that cites the Schannel.dll file as its source.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes