I have 2 windows 2003 Servers R2, Both are on same LAN, and both are DC's. The first DC we promoted and that has all of the master roles is also the Exchange 2003 Server (i know its not ideal but budget was not there)
I had an issue that when the server rebooted i got the following error in system Log and Exchange MTA stack and Information store did not start, however both started manually. Looking at other event logs it implied that the server had a problem contacting the GC (which is itself!!). I made the 2nd DC a GC as well and now the problem has gone.
Does anyone have any idea's why that would happen and how i can troubleshoot the GC on Exchange server.
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7024
Time: 11:28:10 PM
The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated with service-specific error 0 (0x0).
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