System Attendant won't start after Exchange 2003 install
Posted on 2007-08-09
The System Attendant service won't start after I have installed Exchange 2003 installation on an Windows Server 2003 box. The exact error logged is: Unexpected error Logon failure: unkown user name or bad password: LDAP Provider ID no: 8007052e Microsoft Exchange System Attendant occurred.
The installation circumstances are like so: W2000 domain with Exchange 2000 running on single DC. The W2003 server was already installed as member server, and I kept it that way, installing Exchange 2003 on it. I did get a Kerberos error and an LDAP error during netdiag/dcdiag, but in troubleshooting those errors, none of the KB support advice led to any improvments. Kerberos runs on the DC and tests out OK. LDAP runs on another server on a different subnet, and while this sounds suspicious, the LDP.exe tests that the KB advised tested OK.
I will gladly provide more details as needed.