I am running SBS 2000 and on Monday the local Network Adapter failed and all 22 workstations lost connection to the server. I reinstalled the drivers for that adapter and it appeared again and with the same config as it had before it failed. However I still could not start Exchange Sytem Attendant, MTA Stacks, and Information Store. I ran NETDIAG and found errors in the DNS but am not sure if that was always like that since I did not set up the network. Also, and this is REAL imporatant.....I am not a real great network guy.
The errors in DNS are that the DNS DATA record on the DC is different from the DNS DATA record of the DNS server. eg:
The record on your DC is:
DNS NAME = _ldap._tcp.Default-First-Site-Name._sites.swprntrs.com.
DNS DATA = SRV 0 100 389 SWP.
The record on your DNS server 192.168.1.1 is:
DNS NAME = _ldap.tcp.Default-First-Site-Name._sites.swprntrs.com
DNS DATA = SRV 0 100 389 swp.swprntrs.com
Anyway, like I said I am not sure if this would cause Exchange to fail or if it had been this way all along.
I checked a few things and the KDC Service is Running, The server is a member of the Exchange Domain Servers Security group, Exchange Enterprise Servers group does have SeSecurity rithts.
Any suggestions would be great. Right now I have people using webmail for their external email but the natives are getting wrestless.