Unable to restart Microsoft Exchange MTA Stacks service
Posted on 2007-11-22
I am having problems with Microsoft Exchange 2000 and this is causing problems on windows client machines running office 2000/2003.
A few examples:
1. users' are unable to view anyone else's' shared calendar or inbox , which they normally have access to.
2. In the bottom right hand side of the screen in Outlook, where usually it says "connected" or whatever, it says "disconnected" and that the folder was last updated on 7th Nov.
3. Users' cannot set their out of office so that it works
Previously when we have not been able to access outlook, I used to go onto the server desktop, double click on "services", and scroll down to those called Microsoft Exchange, followed by what ever aspect of the exchange it is (there is about 10 of them), and make sure that it said "started" beside each one. If it was blank then I had to right click on that item, select "start" and then wait for it to load until it said "started" again. All of them I can re-start in this manner except for Microsoft Exchange MTA Stacks. This one loads slowly after I have clicked start, and then the following box appears: "MTA Stack could not start the Microsoft Exchange MTA Stacks service on the Local Computer. The Service did not return an error. This could be an internal windows error or an internal service error. If problem persists please contact your administrator. Then you have to click "OK" and that's it. However, this does not solve the problem.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated. I have assigned 500 points to this because it has been an ongoing problem for some time now and the users' are losing patience with me.