Exchange 2000 Server - Events 9175, 1005, MAPIRPC: IS Running - Webmail working - not outlook or Manager
I have a 2000 Exchange Server running on 2000 Server - after MS Patch Tuesday no one can open outlook - says the server is unavailable or down for maintenance. Even the Exchange Manager app can't touch the stores (mount store area is actually grayed out).
errors in logs point to an inability to use MAPIRPC with the error ecRpcListen.
i have been through dozens of articles - all pointing to security / permissions / Active Directory issues.
We are using exchange through webmail and it works fine - email is flowing in and out.
isinteg showed all clear and shutdown so i deleted logs and created new - still working.
found systemmailbox account in AD was disabled and forced to "change password on next logon" - i cleared that flag and unchecked disabled - still no good.