Supporting Messaging Clients

Start, Pause, and Stop the Server

In certain situations, you may need to start or stop a virtual server manually; for example, you may need to stop an HTTP virtual server immediately to perform maintenance. You can also pause a virtual server to take it out of service with minimal user disruption. When paused, the HTTP virtual server continues to support existing client connections but refuses new client session requests. As users stop and restart their session access, users connect to alternate servers that are configured to provide HTTP access.

To start, pause, and stop the server:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to HTTP.

    Servers

    1. Server
    2. Protocols
    3. HTTP
  3. Choose an HTTP virtual server. Note that you can only administer the default Exchange virtual server from Internet Services Manager.
  4. Check the status of the server in the console tree. If it has an icon of a red circle with a white x, the server does not have a unique combination of IP address and TCP port. Before starting the server, you must assign a unique identity to the server.
  5. In the console tree, right-click the HTTP virtual server. You can select from the following options: