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  • Exchange server Does not Start automatically

    Hi Guys,

    I have an interesting problem. My exchange 2003 server fails to start automatically after a reboot. I have to start the services manually and then go and mount the mail store.

    Any suggestions as to why this is happenning?

  • #2
    Re: Exchange server Does not Start automatically

    did you check the log files? maybe you are using exchange standard and your storage is to big...

    try to give more information on your setup so you will get more specific and better answers
    MCSE 2000 Done
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    • #3
      Re: Exchange server Does not Start automatically

      1. Try disable the AV on the Exchange server (just for test).
      2. Check event number 1216 in the Application event log and see if the DB size has reached the max size.
      3. Check if the DB is marked as "Don't mount this store at start-up" (see in "More information"):
      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830408
      CNE 5, CCA, MCSE NT4.0-2003, MCSE 2003 messaging, Exchange Server MVP.
      Tzahi Kolber - IT Supervisor
      Polycom Israel.

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      • #4
        Re: Exchange server Does not Start automatically

        Sorry I posted this without checking any logs.

        I thought this was another "random feature" from Microsoft. I have looked at the logs and found that i have major issues.

        Before I post them let me give you some background on this Exchange box.

        Exchange 2003 running on W2k3 server its also a DC has all the FSMO roles except RID and also has the GC

        The Exchange server crashed 2 weeks ago because of a power outage. The mail store had to be recovered. This is when I found out that the Exchange server has NEVER been backed up since it was installed. Imagine 21gigs of transaction logs to recover from. The person who installed Exchange on this computer is a UNIX guy who does not know enough about Exchange. He is a very technical guy just not when it come to Windows stuff. I have a bit more knowledge on Exchange but not by much. Anyway, the database was "recovered" and e-mail began to flow again. So we didn't give the Exchange another thought and went about our business. I implemented a basic backup strategy for the Exchange server, (essentially a normal backup every night, and every week it gets overwritten). No more 21 gig transaction logs, thank God.

        I found some spare time to go back and look at the Exchange server 2 days ago and I noticed a strange thing. The server status said it was "In maintenance mode" but when I clicked on Details on the server it says that everything is running but the state is set to "Stopped". How is that possible? Is it because the SRS database it corrupt? I should mention that there is no SRS DB backup. I have several error messages in event log.

        Event Type: Error
        Event Source: MSExchangeSA
        Event Category: MAPI Session
        Event ID: 9175
        Date: 12/20/2006
        Time: 6:58:48 AM
        User: N/A
        Computer: SIDIOUS
        Description:
        The MAPI call 'OpenMsgStore' failed with the following error:
        The Microsoft Exchange Server computer is not available. Either there are network problems or the Microsoft Exchange Server computer is down for maintenance.
        The MAPI provider failed.
        Microsoft Exchange Server Information Store
        ID no: 8004011d-0526-00000000

        For more information, click http://www.microsoft.com/contentredirect.asp.



        Event Type: Warning
        Event Source: MSExchangeSRS
        Event Category: Internal Processing
        Event ID: 1400
        Date: 12/20/2006
        Time: 7:00:32 AM
        User: N/A
        Computer: SIDIOUS
        Description:
        The Microsoft Exchange Site Replication Service could not initialize its Exchange database (EDB) and returned error 1. The Site Replication Service will wait in a semi-running state so the database can be restored from backup and the SRS can mount it.

        For more information, click http://www.microsoft.com/contentredirect.asp.

        Event Type: Error
        Event Source: MSExchangeSA
        Event Category: General
        Event ID: 1005
        Date: 12/20/2006
        Time: 7:01:00 AM
        User: N/A
        Computer: SIDIOUS
        Description:
        Unexpected error The server is not operational. Facility: Win32 ID no: 8007203a Microsoft Exchange System Attendant occurred.

        For more information, click http://www.microsoft.com/contentredirect.asp.


        Event Type: Warning
        Event Source: Perflib
        Event Category: None
        Event ID: 2003
        Date: 12/20/2006
        Time: 6:58:09 AM
        User: N/A
        Computer: SIDIOUS
        Description:
        The configuration information of the performance library "C:\Program Files\Phone Book Service\Bin\pbsmon.dll" for the "PBServerMonitor" service does not match the trusted performance library information stored in the registry. The functions in this library will not be treated as trusted.

        For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

        I hope these are the details you were looking for

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        • #5
          Re: Exchange server Does not Start automatically

          1. Check DNS configuration and connection between the DCs using netdiag, dcdiag and nslookup.
          2. Read the next KB and search for the "Re-Creating an SRS Database When No Backup Is Available" paragraph:
          http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...ovr.mspx#EYNAE
          3. Read the next KBs and see if they describe a similar situation:
          http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896143
          http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316709
          CNE 5, CCA, MCSE NT4.0-2003, MCSE 2003 messaging, Exchange Server MVP.
          Tzahi Kolber - IT Supervisor
          Polycom Israel.

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