Exchange 2003 Event ID: 4000 MSExchange Transport Error. Destination server does not exist.
Posted on 2006-05-08
I have an Exchange 2003 Server running on Windows Server 2003. Both are Enterprise Edition. Exchange is SP2 and 2003 is SP1. I have 3 servers at remote locations that are part of the administrative group. I have mail sitting in the queues for 2 of the 3 remote servers. We will call the three servers Remote1, Remote2 and Remote3. I verified I can send mail to Remote3. Mail is stuck in the queues of Remote1 and Remote2 on the bridgehead server which I will call Server1. I tried forcing the connection of the queues and it does not work. I am getting Event ID: 4000 Source: MSExchange Transport Category: Connection Manager. Message Delivery to the remote domain "mydomain.com" failed for the following reason: Destination server does not exist. I can ping both servers Remote1 and Remote2. NSLOOKUP is correct for forward and reverse lookup resolution. I tried RPCPing and it was successful. I enabled diagnostic logging and Event ID: 4000 is the only error I receive. I have seen this before and I am pretty sure if I reboot it would fix it but I would like to know if there is another fix and I can't reboot until 8 hours from now. DCDIag and Netdiag both passed without any failures.
Any help would be appreciated.