CDONTS on Windows Server 2008 R2

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As old as it may be, we still use a sendmail API from way back to NT4! Having said that, there was a slight blip when we migrated to a new Server 2008 R2 server, the dll file was missing! I had to copy the file from the old server and move it to the new server.

  1. Copy CDONTS.dll from another server to C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and C:\Windows\System32
  2. Run regsvr32 c:\windows\SysWOW64\cdonts.dll
  3. Run regsvr32 c:\windows\System32\cdonts.dll
  4. Grant the appropriate permissions on C:\inetpub\mailroot\pickup (I granted USERS group Modify permissions). You could get permission denied if the folder security isn't adjusted.

You don't need to restart the server at all, just hit your site and again it will work!

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