Exchange 2003 MTA service is unable to to bind over RPC

Posted on 2005-05-02
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I could not find an exchange section so I am posting here.

The server crashed, and we did a recovery using chkdsk.  I reaplied the setup security template, and fixed the service accounts to be allowed to run as a service.
The exchange system attendant would not start, and I had to remove and reinstall IIS to fix the metabase.bin file.  Then the exchange services would start up, but would not mount the databases.
The exchange databases were corrupted and I fixed those and they will mount now.

The queues are not connecting to the other exchange servers in the network, they just sit at retry status.  the local queues are active, as well at the smtp queue.  
I tried to reinstall win2k3 sp1 and at the end when it would check to see if the services started up it would indicate and error and unintall itself.  It hung the second time on the install attempt( I rebooted the server and tried again) during the uninstall process when it was verifing the services before the attempted install, and then crashed.

When the server was recovered they were getting some emails, but none from the outside, and blackberry support is still not getting emails.  I think the smpt queue became active after the sp1 install attempt.

any ideas on how to get the ques working.  when you right click on the queues you shoud be able to force a connection, but on this server the options are greyed out.
Question by:RKNichols
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    by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
    Exchange section is here:

    You may want to post a pointer question (

    I don't work in clustered Exchange environments but did recently undergo a corrupt data store and had loads of problems getting it all back in order.  My resolution finally came from realizing that the store files were restored to a compressed partition... but I found this to be one of the best troubleshooting articles which helped me find my solution:


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    I have wiped and replaced the MTA database files.  Now I get an event error
    Source: application error    Event ID 1004
    Reporting queued error: faulting application emsmta.exe, version 6.5.6944.0, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 5.2.3790.0, fault address 0x0001d61b.
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    There are several articles on MS that deal with this. Check the following Q273389, Q297363, Q316710 and Q328646.

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