Ever had one of those days .. where you accidentily delete your Default Website in ISS, and all the exchange stuff along with it? 😀
Have no fear, MS KB is here!
|a.||Download and install the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools. To obtain the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
If you do not want to install all the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools, click the Custom installation option to install only Metabase Explorer 1.6.
|b.||Start IIS Manager.|
|c.||Back up the metabase. To do this, right-click Default Web Site, click All Tasks, and then click Save Configuration to a File. Type a filename for the file and click OK.|
|d.||Expand Default Web Site, and then delete the following virtual directories:
|e.||Start Metabase Explorer. To do this, click Start, point to All Programs, point to IIS Resources, point to Metabase Explorer, and then click Metabase Explorer.|
|f.||Expand the LM key, right-click the DS2MB key, and then click Delete.|
|g.||Close Metabase Explorer.|
|h.||Restart the Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service to re-create the virtual directories in IIS.
Note If the virtual directories are not re-created after 15 minutes, restart the server.
|i.||In IIS Manager, expand Default Web Site, right-click Exchweb, and then click Properties.|
|j.||Click the Directory Security tab, and then click Edit under Authentication and access control.|
|k.||Verify that only the Enable anonymous access check box is selected.|
|l.||Right-click Default Web Site, and then click Stop.|
|m.||Right-click Default Web Site, and then click Start.|
Now that is a straight copy paste from the KB Article. However.. I immediately had to wonder how the System Attendant service knew what my default website is.. or was. How does IIS flag the ‘ default website’ ?
A rummage though the IIS metabase basicly shows that under the W3SVC node, the site with ID 1, is the Dafult Website. I made a new site, which got a unique identifier, and just renamed it to 1 in the metabase. 5 minutes later the System Attendent service had rebuild my Exchange virtual folders! Woohoo!