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How to restart a hung exchange server application.

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After removing and re-adding my win2k3 exchange server to the domain, the machine would hang in the boot consistantly at "applying computer settings" until I pulled the network cable. After reinserting the cable, I was able to log in on the domain.  I then changed all the exchange services to manual, after which, booting is normal, but I can't get the exchange services to restart properly.

What is the best way to restart the exchange server application? I believe that the win2k3 part is behaving normally.
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why did you disjoin the server from the domain and then add it back again?
the exchange server is not able to communicate with the DC/GC
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why did you disjoin the server from the domain and then add it back again?
the exchange server is not able to communicate with the DC/GC
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do you have any errors in the application logs on the server?
install and run the following tool and check if it reports any issues
Microsoft Exchange Best Practices Analyzer v2.8
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=DBAB201F-4BEE-4943-AC22-E2DDBD258DF3&displaylang=en
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by:HilltownHealthCenter
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After running all night, the DC logs showed that the exchange server was not properly entered into the exchange domain server group, which fixed the problem. The link you offered looks like a useful document for my "library". I will be interested in exploring the Best Practice Analyzer.
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