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How can i start POP3 Service?

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I have a server with Windows Server 2003 running Echange 2003.  When i try to start the POP3 service i gives my this message "Could not start the Microsoft POP3 Service service on local computer  Error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly", i already checked the depencies ans they are started and set in automatic.  I running out of ideas!!! please help!
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Change the service to automatic but do not start it. Try and start it through ESM.

-M

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I try this but it gives me another error message "The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.  Check the windows Event Viewer for details" so i went to the WEV and give me this info "The Microsoft POP3 SMTP Store Driver stopped successfully.  For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp." Event ID 2001, and "The Microsoft POP3 Service stopped with error code 203. For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp."

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Can you be completely clear what you are trying to start?

Is it "Microsoft Exchange POP3" or something else?
Have you attempted to install POP3 again from Add/Remove programs?

-M

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I uninstalled the POP3 service from Add/Remove Programs, but now it says that i cannot intalled again because i have Microsoft Exchange installed and i have to used Microsoft Exchange POP3 service, but i cannot find that service now.
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You shouldn't have removed POP3 from add/remove programs. That has now caused significant problems for you. I should have noticed earlier - the service you were trying to work with is the IIS POP3, not the Exchange POP3.

You are going to have to reinstall IIS on the machine. That isn't a straight forward job. Microsoft have outlined what is required here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320202

-M

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Well, it's ok, now i learned something else.  You say that i need IIS POP3 service not the Exchange POP3, but i'm running Microsoft Exchange server 2003, are you sure that what i'm looking for is the IIS POP3?  

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Ok, did all those steps, finally i finish...but still no POP3 service, i cant even install the Microsoft POP3 Service...
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You have to install the IIS POP3 as part of that process. Then when you install Exchange again it takes over the native POP3 service for itself.

When you removed IIS and then reinstalled it, did you select POP3 in Windows Components?

-M

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No i didn't!, ok i'll do it now
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When you reinstall IIS, you need to install all of the bits that Exchange usually requires - so POP3, NNTP, SMTP etc.

-M

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DONE! BUT! we are now back to beggining..."When i try to start the POP3 service i gives my this message Could not start the Microsoft POP3 Service service on local computer  Error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly"
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It shouldn't be saying "Microsoft POP3 Service". It should be saying "Microsoft Exchange POP3". Do you have that listed in the services list?

-M

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No i dont...All i have is microsoft Pop3 service
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In that case the re-installation of Exchange didn't work correctly, as that service should have been removed and replaced by the service "Microsoft Exchange POP3". You may well have to repeat the removal of IIS and Exchange again to get it to work.

-M

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I did it and it work now, thanks so much!
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