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I am having a problem with the system attentant service starting automatically. Once I log in and manually start the system attendant service and the Exchange MTA Stacks service, everything functions as normal.
This started happening after a recent power outage which shut down the server unexpectedly.
In the event viewer it states that the system attendant sevice failed to start because of the following error %%0
Any help would be appreciated.
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Question by:Wizzer
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by:David Wilhoit
ID: 8003659
The SA starts with the local system account, verify this in the service properties. Please copy and post the exact event here on this thread, I need to see it. Are there any netlogon errors in the system log?
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by:David Wilhoit
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Wait...Is this 5.5 or 2000? the above comments were for E2K.
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by:Wizzer
ID: 8004486
Sorry, my mistake. E2K.
Yes I checked the properties of the SA, and it is set to log on with the local system account.
No netlogon erorrs in the event viewer but here are some relevant errors that appear when I boot it up.

System Log

Event Type:     Error
Event Source:     Service Control Manager
Event Category:     None
Event ID:     7001
Date:          2/22/2003
Time:          12:36:25 PM
User:          N/A
Computer:    
Description:
The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service depends on the Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service which failed to start because of the following error:
%%0

Event Type:     Error
Event Source:     Service Control Manager
Event Category:     None
Event ID:     7001
Date:          2/22/2003
Time:          12:36:25 PM
User:          N/A
Computer:    
Description:
The Microsoft Exchange MTA Stacks service depends on the Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service which failed to start because of the following error:
%%0

Application Log

Event Type:     Error
Event Source:     MSExchangeMU
Event Category:     General
Event ID:     1002
Date:          2/22/2003
Time:          12:35:52 PM
User:          N/A
Computer:    
Description:
Metabase Update agent failed to start. Error code is 80040a01.

Event Type:     Error
Event Source:     MSExchangeSA
Event Category:     General
Event ID:     1005
Date:          2/22/2003
Time:          12:35:52 PM
User:          N/A
Computer:    
Description:
Unexpected error An unknown error has occurred. ID no: 80040a01 Microsoft Exchange System Attendant  occurred.

Event Type:     Information
Event Source:     MSExchangeSA
Event Category:     General
Event ID:     1004
Date:          2/22/2003
Time:          12:35:52 PM
User:          N/A
Computer:     ARNEAUD-EXCHNG
Description:
Microsoft Exchange System Attendant failed to start.

Event Type:     Information
Event Source:     MSExchangeDSAccess
Event Category:     General
Event ID:     2078
Date:          2/22/2003
Time:          12:35:53 PM
User:          N/A
Computer:    
Description:
Process MAD.EXE (PID=1280). DSAccess is shutting down.

 




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David Wilhoit earned 400 total points
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your server has lost its membership to the Exchange Domain servers group. Follow this:

Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
In the left pane, double-click Users.
In the right pane, double-click Exchange Domain Servers.
In the Exchange Domain Servers Properties dialog box, click Members, and then click Add.
Click your Exchange Server computer in the list of users, contacts, and computers, click Add, and then click OK.
Click Member of.
If Exchange Enterprise Servers is not listed, click Add, click Exchange Enterprise Servers, and then click Add.
Click OK twice.
Close the Active Directory Users and Computers window.
Click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
Type the following:
Secedit /Refreshpolicy Machine_Policy /Enforce

Manually start the Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service.
 Let me know...
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by:Wizzer
ID: 8016332
Thanks for your help Kidego. That worked great.
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