Microsoft KB Archive/107443

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Article ID: 107443

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006


  • Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.2
  • Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.2a

This article was previously published under Q107443


Microsoft provides a replacement for the Admin.exe file included with versions 3.2 and 3.2a of Microsoft Mail for PC Networks.

For complete information about obtaining and installing the Admin.exe file, see the following sections:

  • To download the updated file
  • To update your Admin.exe file


This update contains Admin.exe, a replacement file for the Admin.exe file included with versions 3.2 and 3.2a of Microsoft Mail for PC Networks. This update includes the following modifications:

  • With the earlier version of this file, a corrupt .mai file could be created when you export the address list to a large number of postoffices. Admin.exe has been modified so that the correct .mai file is created when address lists are exported.
  • With the earlier version of this file, a corrupt Srvconf.glb file could be created when you add a directory synchronization (Dir- Sync) requestor on a computer that has an EtherExpress(TM) 16 network card and is running the Ethernet_II protocol. Admin.exe has been modified so that it uses a buffer size of 512 bytes instead of 1K for its buffered I/O.
  • To resolve this problem, two files must be updated: the Admin.exe file (included in this update) and the Msrmtui.dll file (update included in Msrmtui.exe on the MSL).
  • To reset the password, you must ensure that the user's data disk was created using Admin.exe version 3.2.12.
  • Local postoffice users added with the Admin.exe utility will no longer be assigned an invalid identification number if the Tid.glb file is locked open. Also, batch creation of local postoffice users with the Admin.exe utility while the Tid.glb file is locked open no longer results in the same invalid identification number being assigned to multiple users.
  • When you use Admin.exe to change the routing type defined for a hub postoffice, the routing type definition for any downstream postoffice is also updated to match the routing type of the hub postoffice.
  • When you use Admin.exe to remove users from a global group, access to group folders associated with that global group is also removed.
  • Correct figures are now reported when you use the Mail Administrator program to create reports that involve multiple postoffices with more than 32,768 users.

This replacement file also resolves the following problems that can occur when you use version 3.2 or 3.2a of Microsoft Mail for PC Networks:

  • Groups with names 10 characters long can now be deleted successfully on other postoffices. With versions of Admin.exe earlier than 3.2.12, if a group was deleted from a postoffice participating in Dir-Sync and its name was 10 characters long, other postoffices, including the Dir-Sync server, were unable to delete the group from their .usr files.
  • When the Admin account mailbox is greater than eight characters in length, the Keep Updates number will no longer change when you change the Administrator's Name in Config, DirSync, Server, Options.

Note To fix this problem, you need Admin.exe version 3.2.13 or later (included in this update) and Srvmain.exe version 3.2.13 or later, Listds.exe version 3.2.1, and Sconfix.exe (updates included in Srvupd.exe on the MSL).

  • When you modify a remote client's account using Admin, Local Admin, Modify, the remote user's Custom View is no longer reset to the Default view.
  • Admin.exe will now report an error writing to nnnnnnnn.xtn file, if locked open by another process.

Download the updated file

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
[GRAPHIC: Download]Download the Admupd.exe package now. For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services

Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

After you download Admupd.exe to a clean directory, run it (by typing admupd at the MS-DOS prompt) to extract the contents of the file. You should receive the following files:

Admin.exe (534,141 bytes, dated 04-13-95, 4:02 P.M.)

Update your Admin.exe file

At the MS-DOS command prompt, type the following and press ENTER

copy <path>:\Admin.exe <destination>

where <path> is the drive and directory where you ran the self- extracting Admupd.exe file and <destination> is the drive and directory where your Admin.exe file currently resides. For example, if you ran the self-extracting file from the Test directory on drive D, and your Admin.exe file is located in the Mailexe directory on drive C, type the following command:

copy d:\test\Admin.exe c:\mailexe

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