Installing SMTP and the missing adsiisex.dll

You have just tried to install SMTP onto your Windows 2003 server and can’t for the life of you find the requested file ‘adsiisex.dll’. After the blood has dried on the desk from banging your head on it, you start to search the web for help.

Rather annoying the file turns out to be buried in the ‘IMS.cab’ file. Here is how to get it out and continue with your install.

  1. Expand the ‘IMS.cab’ to a temp location. To do this you need to use the EXPAND command line tool as below.

Expand command

The ‘-F:*’ tells it to expand all the files in the CAB.

  1. Point the Windows Component wizard to the expanded files location and the install should complete OK.

 

22 thoughts on “Installing SMTP and the missing adsiisex.dll

  1. I found that you can also use the Configure Your Server Wizard to add mail services, then remove POP3 from add/remove programs.

  2. Thx for the quickie. Annoying, yes.I created a folder on the Desktop named: IMS > copied the .cab to the Desktop > right-click > Explore > then dragged the files within the cab to the new Desktop folder (IMS) > and browsed to that to finish the install. (my install experience also required regtrace.exe, found within the same .cab)I then squirreled-away the folder, because i’ll need it again… =L\__

  3. Thx for the quickie. Annoying, yes.I created a folder on the Desktop named: IMS > copied the .cab to the Desktop > right-click > Explore > then dragged the files within the cab to the new Desktop folder (IMS) > and browsed to that to finish the install. (my install experience also required regtrace.exe, found within the same .cab)I then squirreled-away the folder, because i’ll need it again… =L\__

  4. Thnx alot man!!! it helped. Now im heading for the next problem, but that will be because im trying to get SMTP work under Windows Home Server ;)Thnx

  5. Thnx alot man!!! it helped. Now im heading for the next problem, but that will be because im trying to get SMTP work under Windows Home Server ;)Thnx

  6. Dude, thanks a million. I was one minute away from extracting all the cab files into a folder and search for this sucker. You saved the day.Cheers.

  7. Dude, thanks a million. I was one minute away from extracting all the cab files into a folder and search for this sucker. You saved the day.Cheers.

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