When using the SMSMSE Administration console there is no data displayed in the following sections on the Home tab:
Total Violations (this will show as a blank section at the top right of the console)
The following screenshot shows this issue:
In addition when clicking on the Reports tab the following error message is displayed:
No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it 192.168.1.1:58081
Log Name: Application
Source: Symantec Mail Security Managed Components
Date: 7/23/2013 4:21:00 PM
Event ID: 0
Task Category: None
Time : Friday, July 23, 2013 4:21:00 PM
Outer Exception Type: System.Net.Sockets.SocketException
Outer Exception Message: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it 192.168.1.1:58081
Outer Exception Source: mscorlib
The host file has been modified.
# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 126.96.36.199 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 188.8.131.52 x.acme.com # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# ::1 localhost
Please make sure that localhost points to 127.0.0.1 - CmafReportSrv.exe is only listening on the IP 127.0.0.1 on port 58081.
If in the host file localhost points to 192.168.1.1 the console tries to contact CmafReportSrv on 192.168.1.1:58081 and you get the error seen above.