Exhcange - SMTPSVC service is Start Pending

Running Small Business Server 2003. In my daily report I keep getting the message 'SMTPSVC service is Start Pending'. When I select SMTP service, it show a Service Status of 'starting' but it won't le me do anything with it (all the options are greyed out).
Can't figure out what's going on.

Your help is appreciated
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jonas100Connect With a Mentor Commented:
I see the same problems on my own SBS2003 R2 from time to time (like right now). I can't speak for ernestop, but in my case, the system log has no errors/warnings/info on smtpsvc.
Interestingly mail traffic seems to flow in all directions just fine, so the error in the daily report seems to be only a nuisance.
(The hardest part of SBS seems to be learning the list of errors that can be safely ignored. It's not a short list!)
tigermattConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try restarting the server to clear the fault and see if it starts up then.
patelbg2001Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Do all the exchange services startup correctly??.  What error does the system log file give for this service??.

ernestopAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys. Sorry for the delay on the points!
Is there no clear cut solution for this porblem because I am seeing the same issue
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