Exchange 2000 MTA won't start. Do I care? (Someone else asked this question too!)
Posted on 2004-10-14
I have an Exchange 2000 server, it is a stand alone server it does not connect to other Exchange servers and it especially does not connect to an Exchange 5.5 server although at one time it did.
I am getting a warning message in my application log with an Event ID of 2000. The description is "Verify that the Microsoft MTA service has started. Consecutive ma-open calls are failing with error 3051".
I do have the Microsoft Exchange MTA service disabled because I did not believe I needed it after I removed the Exchange 5.5 server from our network and because I could not start the service after I removed the Exchange 5.5 server from our network. So my question is can I just leave it off and if so how do I get rid of the warning messages in the log i.e. how do I get Exchange to stop sending ma-open calls.