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PC Adm: Error Message: Template File Does Not Match Data File

Article ID: 105124

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 2.1
  • Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.0
  • Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.2



This article was previously published under Q105124

SYMPTOMS

If you use version 2.1, 3.0, or 3.2 of Microsoft Mail for PC Networks, when you attempt to create or modify a local user by using the MS Mail Administrator program (Admin.exe), clicking Local-Admin, and then clicking either Create or Modify, the following error message may be displayed:

Notice 93 Template file does not match data file. Press Enter to continue.

CAUSE

This error message is displayed if the Admin.tpl file has been modified and no longer corresponds to the records in the existing Admin.inf file.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, rename or delete the existing Admin.inf file and use the MS Mail Administrator program to re-enter the template information by modifying each of the local addresses.

You can also resolve this problem by using the Template utility (Template.exe) that is located in the Mailexe folder. This utility allows you to transfer the contents of the Admin.inf file into the Admin.txt text file, where you can modify the information to match the information in the existing Admin.tpl file. You can then convert this manually modified Admin.txt file to a new Admin.inf file by using the Template utility. To use this utility, you must do the following:

  1. Using a text editor, remove the template field prompts that were added to the Admin.inf file that resulted in the error message in the "Symptoms" section of this article.
  2. At a DOS prompt, change to the Inf subfolder of the Mail database.
  3. Type the following command:

    type nul > admin.txt

    This command creates a 0 byte file, the Admin.txt file, in the Inf subfolder.
  4. Go to the root of the MS Mail database.
  5. Change to the drive and subfolder that contain the MS Mail executable files. This is usually the Mailexe subfolder.
  6. Type the following (this example assumes that the Maildata subfolder is in the root of drive M):

    template m:\tpl\admin.tpl m:\inf\admin.inf m:\inf\admin.txt -dm

  7. Change to the Inf subfolder.
  8. Use a text editor to modify the Admin.txt file so that it matches the new Admin.tpl format (refer to step 11 for more details). For more information about the Admin.tpl file and MS Mail templates, see Chapter 8 of the Microsoft Mail Administrator's Guide.

    NOTE: Add the template field prompts in a new line right before the end of each record in the Admin.txt file. The end of the record marker is a pair of tildes "~~" (without the quotation marks) in a separate line. If you use the sample field prompts of "Given Name" and "Surname," the field prompts appear right before the end of record marker as follows:

    Given Name:~
    Surname:~
    ~~

    Also note that the tilde at the end of the line is a data field placeholder. This tilde can also be replaced with the actual data that is entered for the user data.
  9. At the DOS prompt, rename the Admin.inf file to Admin.old. From the DOS prompt, type the following command:

    ren admin.inf *.old

  10. Change to the TPL subdirectory.
  11. Use a text editor to modify the Admin.tpl file so that it contains the template field prompts that you removed in step 1. If you use the sample template field prompts that are supplied in step 8, the template field prompts are displayed as follows:

    Surname:~15~10~ULP~Lastname~
    Given Name:~15~10~ULP~Firstname~

  12. Go to the root of the MS Mail database.
  13. Change to the drive and subfolder that contain the MS Mail executable files. This is usually the Mailexe subfolder.
  14. Type the following (this example assumes that the Maildata subfolder is in the root of drive M):

    template m:\tpl\admin.tpl m:\inf\admin.txt m:\inf\admin.inf -dm

These steps create a new Admin.inf file that matches the current Admin.tpl file.


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