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MTG: MAPI Unable to Run as a Windows NT Service

Q170542



The information in this article applies to:


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server, version 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation versions 3.1, 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server versions 3.1, 3.5





SYMPTOMS

In Windows NT, if you attempt to start a program as a service that uses Windows NT Mail MAPI, the service fails to start the Mail spooler with MAPI error code 3 - MAPI_E_LOGIN_FAILURE.



CAUSE

MAPI for Windows NT does not support being started as a service.



WORKAROUND

Use one of these techniques to work around the problem:


  • Start the Mail client before starting the service.
  • Start the program from the command line instead of starting it as a service.



STATUS

Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Additional query words:

Keywords :
Issue type : kbbug
Technology : kbWinNTsearch kbWinNTWsearch kbWinNT350xsearch kbWinNTW350 kbWinNTW350xsearch kbWinNTW310 kbWinNTSsearch kbWinNTS350 kbWinNTS310 kbWinNTAdvSerSearch kbWinNTAdvServ310 kbWinNTS350xsearch kbWinNTS310xsearch kbWinNT310xSearch kbWinNTW310Search


Last Reviewed: October 20, 2000
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