X.400 address has an invalid termination character

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Topic Last Modified: 2008-02-21

The Microsoft® Exchange Server Analyzer Tool queries the Active Directory® directory service to determine the value of gatewayProxy on your recipient policies and verify that the X.400 address ends in a semi-colon.

Correct formatting of an X.400 address in a recipient policy dictates that the address ends with a semi-colon. The semi-colon not being present will cause message routing to the X.400 address to be broken.

To correct this problem you will have to add a semi-colon to the end of the address using Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) Edit or the LDP tool.


If you incorrectly modify the attributes of Active Directory objects when you use ADSI Edit, the LDP (ldp.exe) tool, or another Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) version 3 client, you may cause serious problems. These problems may require that you reinstall Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003, Exchange Server 2003 or Exchange Server 2007, or both. Modify Active Directory object attributes at your own risk.

To correct this error

  1. Open an Active Directory editor, such as ADSI Edit.

  2. Expand Configuration [DomainName], expand, CN=Configuration, DC=DomainName, **DC=**DomainSuffix.

  3. Expand CN=Services, and then expand CN=Microsoft Exchange.

  4. Expand **CN=**OrganizationName and then expand CN=Recipient Policies.

  5. Right-click **CN=**PolicyName, and select Properties.

  6. Scroll down to locate gatewayProxy, select it, and then click Edit.

  7. In the Value field, enter the correct gatewayProxy.

  8. Close the Active Directory editor and restart the Exchange Server computer for the change to take effect.