Recipient Update Service in Exchange Server 2003 may generate multiple incorrect X.400 proxy addresses

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In Microsoft Exchange Server, the Recipient Update Service may generate multiple incorrect X.400 proxy addresses.
This issue is caused by an error in the X.400 proxy generator. This issue occurs when the following conditions are true:
  • You configure a Recipient Policy to use wildcard characters to generate a proxy address.
  • The wildcard characters represent attribute values. One or more of the attribute values are long.
In this scenario, the applied proxy address will be truncated. This truncated proxy address appears to be unique to the Recipient Update Service. Then, the Recipient Update Service generates an additional, unnecessary proxy address for the recipient every time that it runs. This scenario is most common for public folders.

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for 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

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this software update.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other software updates.

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   --------------------------------------------------------------   03-Mar-2004  02:12  6.5.6980.73        87,040  X400prox.dll     
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

This problem was first corrected in Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2.
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
817903 New naming schema for Exchange Server software update packages
834349 The Exchange Server 2003 Recipient Update Service continually updates some recipients or public folders with random SMTP proxy addresses
835894 The Exchange Recipient Update Service creates multiple recipient proxy addresses of the same type
RUS MAD Proxy X.400 x400 parse parses wildcards

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

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