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Exchange 2003, don't have MTA stacks or Information store services

I have a MS 2003 server DC that is also a DNS server. Users can surf the Internet great. I have another server that I installed Exchange 2003 standard edition on. I've configured all the services and don't have MTA stacks or Information store services, can anyone tell me what is causing this?

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DSterling
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi dsterling,

does this not occur when you install exchange as a front end and not backend server (just checking)
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dsterlingAuthor Commented:
Jay70,

I'm not sure what you mean as a front end or back end. We have one DC that is also the DNS server and Exchange is on another server, this is a simple network. Exchange Server is not a DC its only used as a mail server. Both servers run Win Server 2003.

thanx,
DSterling
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
backend servers provide the storage side for exchange while a front end does more of the processing - how did you install it?
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dsterlingAuthor Commented:
The exchange server provides its on storage, its a small network with one DC that is also the DNS server, one mail server and one file server. I installed exchange 2003 standard to be front end.

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Jay_Jay70Commented:
i havent installed exchange in ages but i thought there was an option to install as both!
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northcideCommented:
I might be missing something here, but it sounds like you didnt install exchange properly.  MTA stacks and info store dont exist?  Well they werent installed then.  Does your exchange server actually function properly?  The obvious answer is no if those dont exist. There is a good change you only installed System Manager.  That is basically just the CDO and the management console stuff.

Run through the setup again. Not sure how well versed you are in regards to installing exchange, but here is a very detailed doc that should help you from start to finish.  http://www.quepublishing.com/articles/article.asp?p=418014&seqNum=1

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Walter PadrónCommented:
Hi dsterling,

Something is wrong with your installation, "MTA stacks" and "Information store" services must exist even on Frontend servers. You need one or more Backend server on any exchange installation, also if you have only one backend server no frontend server is necessary.

cheers
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
hmm thought something was amiss there, thankyou wpadron for confirming what i wasnt sure on :) been a while since i studied exchange!
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Is this a Small Business Server that you have??? If so MTA Stacks are not enabeled by default.  If it's not SBS, you still don't need them for a single server configuraiton.  However, your Information Store most definitely needs to be running and you will most likely have to reinstall to fix that.

Jeff
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northcideCommented:
uhm, not really sure why my answer wasnt accepted.  could you explain?
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dsterlingAuthor Commented:
I should of split up the points, not to sure how to do that.

I rebuilt the Exchange server 3 times and had no success, I finally rebuilt the DC that also is the DNS server, I figured that there is where the problem must be and when I rebuilt the DC with AD and DNS and then rebuilt the Exchange server it worked, thank you for all your help, I didn't mean to cheat anyone.

DSterling
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northcideCommented:
no worries
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