Wednesday, 27 April 2011

SBS 2011 – Exchange Services Do Not Start

We see this often in our SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 migrations where certain Exchange 2011 services fail to restart after a reboot.

Quote from the above on which services may fail to start:

  • Microsoft Exchange Information Store
  • Microsoft Exchange RPC Client Access (SBS 2011 Server Only)
  • Microsoft Exchange Forms Based Authentication (SBS 2011 Server Only)

We have definitely seen the second and third services fail to start. So much so that we would make sure they were running after a reboot on all servers we were worked with.

We are pointed to the following KB:

The article has a number of different methods for addressing the problems from starting the services manually, through to a number of Microsoft Fix its:


Note that the various Fix its are all for different registry settings applicable to the affected Exchange services.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

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