Microsoft KB Archive/924416
Article ID: 924416
Article Last Modified on 10/30/2007
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Consider the following scenario in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2):
- You create or import X.400 addresses in the Active Directory directory service.
- Some of the addresses contain user names that have the same first name and last name. Additionally, the user names are distinguished only by an initial. For example, the user names may resemble Jane Doe and Jane A Doe.
- The X.400 addresses do not contain a trailing semicolon. For example, the X.400 addresses may resemble [X400:C=US;A= ;P=
MYORG;S=Doe;G=Jane] instead of [X400:C=US;A= ;P=
In this scenario, you receive a non-delivery report (NDR) that resembles the following when you try to send an e-mail message to either recipient:
This problem occurs if the Exchange 2003 message transfer agent (MTA) tries to match the recipient address by using the Given Name and Surname attributes. When two or more X.400 addresses share the same Given Name and Surname attributes, and the X.400 addresses do not contain a trailing semicolon, an NDR report is generated.
A supported hotfix is now 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 service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note If additional issues occur or 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. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Exchange 2003 SP2 must be installed before you apply this hotfix.
The Microsoft Exchange Message Transfer Agent (MTA) service is restarted when you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
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 item in Control Panel.
|File name||File version||File size||Date||Time||Platform|
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
For more information about the naming schema for Exchange Server software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
817903 New naming schema for Exchange Server software update packages
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