An Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003 cluster node fails over and the HTTP service stops when you add more than 28 host headers in Internet Services Manager

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SYMPTOMS
In a Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server or Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 clustered environment, if you try to add more than 28 host headers in the advanced properties of your site in Internet Services Manager, you may experience the following behaviors:
  • On the Cluster Administrator, the HTTP virtual server is offline.
  • The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service (Store.exe) stops.
  • The cluster resource repeatedly fails over from one node to another.
  • Events that are similar to the following are logged in the system event log:

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: MSExchangeCluster
    Event Category: Services
    Event ID: 2132
    Date:
    Time: AM
    User: N/A
    Computer:
    Description:Exchange HTTP Virtual Server Instance - (): Cluster Service failed to get the protocol IP address and port bindings from the metabase.

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: MSExchangeCluster
    Event Category: Services
    Event ID: 2074
    Date:
    Time: AM
    User: N/A
    Computer:
    Description:Exchange HTTP Virtual Server Instance - (): Cluster Service failed the isalive checking for the resource.

RESOLUTION

Exchange Server 2003

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
836993 How to obtain the latest service packs for Exchange Server 2003

Hotfix information

To resolve this problem, obtain the August 2004 Exchange 2000 Server Post-Service Pack 3 update rollup.

Exchange 2000 Server

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
870540 Availability of the August 2004 Exchange 2000 Server post-Service Pack 3 update rollup


Component: Exchange\CLUSTER\RESOURCE DLL

Prerequisites

Because of file dependencies, this update requires Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack 3 (SP3).For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
301378 How to obtain the latest Exchange 2000 Server service pack

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------      12-May-2004  19:30  6.0.6593.0        139,264  Exres.dll 	
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2.
MSCS
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Article ID: 838922 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 16:42:07 - Revision: 3.6

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition
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