Microsoft Exchange Event service will not start
Posted on 2004-08-27
Exchange 2000 on Windows 2000
The Microsoft Exchange Event service will not start. Upon reboot, it is not started. If I try to start it I get:
Could not start the Microsoft Exchange Evet service on Local Computer.
The service did not return an error. This could be an internal service error. If the problem persists, contact your system administrator.
I increased the logging level of the server, tried to start it again, then checked the Event Log:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: MSExchangeES
Event Category: General
Event ID: 5
Time: 5:43:25 PM
An unexpected MAPI error occurred. Error returned was [0x8000ffff].
I have Googled this and came up with all of nothing. Whenever ever I see "MAPI" I think "Outlook." Outlook 2000 is installed on the server.
The service is set to logon with the local system account, as are all the other Exchange services. Everything else, incidentally, works fine. Just this service will not start.