Microsoft Information Store will not mount...
Posted on 2006-11-27
It looks like our Exchange server went down hard this past weekend. I am unable to mount the Information Store and recieve the following error message. Could not start the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service on Local Computer. Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.
I also recieve this error when I try to start the Microsoft Exchange Event service. It depends on the Information store so it makes sense that it wouldn't start. However the information store states it relies on EXIFS and MSExchangeSA. I cannot locate the EXIFS service as it appears to be a Kernel Mode driver. All five services listed in MSExchangeSA are running.
I ran the eseutil to determine integrety and initially they reported as a "Dirty Shutdown" state, I ran it again to place it in "Clean Shutdown" state. It appears that all transaction log files are okay, but I do have a concern about E00.chk file, as its stating "Recovered file fragment" in its description. I am at a loss and my Boss is pushing me toward a server rebuild. I am not convinced that this will solve our issues...