Hello, I work for a 3CX partner and I've been trying to get the 3CX skype gateway working in a lab environment. Fresh installtion of Server 2003, 3CX, & Skype. I've created the skype gateway in 3CX and installed both skype and the 3CX skype gateway. The gateway will allow me to create my port, authenticate with skype, and I can allow it access. Everything seems to be working great until I attempt to start the gateway service. It responds immediately with "Failed to start gateway service" I checked for the user account and it was created fine. I checked the event viewer and I can see that the gateway service starts fine but then the very next entry is the service stopping. No errors... it just stops the service. I can't for life of me figure out why. Attempting to start the service from windows returns "The 3CX Gateway for Skype service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they have no work to do......ect" The gateway says the PBX is reachable and Skype is reachable. Something that might shed some light on this issue is that if I close the gateway monitor after the service fails to start and reopen it, the port I configured now says "skype port disabled under the skype account column. If I try configuring the port agian it says "Computer account for this Skype port need to be recreated. Do you want to recreate it now?" Clicking yes and reconfiguring it still gets me no where. It will ask me to recreate the account everytime I reopen the gateway monitor. It seems to me there might be a problem with the accounts that are created. Permissions issues, restrictions, ... something. Has anyone experienced and fixed this problem? I hope I'm not overlooking something stupid.