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Exchange Administrator 5.5 - Error opening distribution list

growlerface asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I am running Exchange 5.5 SP4 on a W2K SP4 Server. I can connect to the server from my workstation using the administrator program and view mailboxes fine. However, when I try and open a distribution list it hangs and the above error code appears after about 2 minutes. Physically logging onto the server is fine and I can open the distribution lists and edit them.

I have tried stopping the remote registry service as I have seen various solutions mentioning this, but so far to no avail. Any help much appreciated.

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Apologies - the remote registry service is definitely started.


On closer inspection, I found a McAfee Groupsheild 5.5 service that was stuck on starting. I restarted the Exchange Directory service, this in turn restarted the Groupshield service and upon testing, I can now access the distribution lists via RDP again.

Hope this may help someone if it arises on their network.


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