Last post Jun 25, 2009 01:05 PM by awclements
Jun 24, 2009 07:25 PM|awclements|LINK
Hello Forum Folks,
If I picked the wrong category to put this problem in, I kindly apologise in advance.
Synopsis: I have an ASP.NET web application in C#. Under certain conditions, it will create security groups in AD. I need to email-enable these AD groups. It is my understanding that this can be accomplished through CDOEXM with the following example
Because CDOEXM only resides on Exchange servers, this code must be run on an exchange server. Theoretically, I need to create a DCOM wrapper with the above code, place it somewhere on the exchange server then call said code from the ASP.NET code on the
IIS server. Is that the correct way to do this, or is there a better way?
For a CDOEXM refresher:cdoexm.dll
First problem: creating the DCOM wrapper. I copied the CDOEXM.dll to my machine then tried to use the 'Add Reference' in Visual Studio to import it. It fails with this message - "A reference to 'D:\filepath\codexm.dll could not be added. Please make sure
that the file is accessible, and that it is a valid assembly or COM component". I believe I need to register this dll with my system first, but I'm not sure that is possible because it seems that I need Exchange Administrative Tools installed as well and
I assume that requires Exchange, which I don't think I can get installed on my dev box. Is there another way to develop this code?
Second problem: My ASP.NET app is on one server and Exchange is on another. How do I call the DCOM wrapper from a different machine? Where do I place the DCOM wrapper code? What do I need to do to make it accessible from another machine?
Thanks in advance for your input
Jun 25, 2009 01:05 PM|awclements|LINK
It appears that in order to do this, I need to setup a Windows 2003 server with SP3 and Visual Studio - install Exchange 2003 on it, install the management tools and then add the references in the correct order to VS and I might be able to get it to compile.
Apparantly I'm not the only one with this problem: http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/t87995-cdoexm-error-adding-assembly.html
If Microsoft is wondering why it is losing market share to Open Source... this might be a good place to start.
Anyway, I found that joeware.net has a executable command line tool that will email enable an AD group - so I will try to work with that. So I found a way to call a command line instruction from a C# program, I just need to do it remotely - or remotely
call the C# program. Any ideas?