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Exchange Not Delivering Email

Fairly new with Exchange server.  Running Small Business Server 2003 with Exchange 2003.  Beginning at about 10:30 this morning, all my client computers (Outlook 2003) quit receiving email.  They can send the emails but they never make it to the destination.  What is strange is when I reboot the server, my clients can pickup email for about a few minutes and then it quits.

My Exchange system manager shows that the SMTP virtual server failed to retreive queues for the smtp virtual server (error code = 0x800706D9).  The Exchange MTA says the same thing.

My event log shows a few red flags, I am just not sure where to start.  About every 16-18 secs before the clients stop working, I get 3 erros in the event log.

The first of the three says; The IIS admin service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 41 times.  The following corrective action will be taken in 1 millisecond.  Run the configured recovery program
The second one says; the microsoft Exchange routing engine service terminated unexpectedly.
The third says; The SMTP service terminated unexpectedly.  All three say It has done this 41 times.

Where do I begin?
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RammesteinCommented:
The issue here is IIS admin service getting killed by something
u can check third party software which can do this.
If u wanna get to the root,run debugdiag
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RammesteinCommented:
Do check network binding if u have more than once nic.
disable the disconnected ones
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TrailShredderIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
It has been working fine though till this morning.  I havent installed any third party software lately.  I do have 2 NICs but only one is enabled.
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RammesteinCommented:
open netwrok connections
click on advanced on the top
click on advanced settings
make sure the nic in use is on the top.
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TrailShredderIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
The NIC in use is on the top.
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TrailShredderIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
OK ... this has gone from good to bad to ugly!  I suspected malware was the culprit and installed spyhunter.  After it installed, it asked to reboot.  Upon a reboot, I get the following;

beeps several times and says entering detection state
fidisk can't open /dev ........  no such file
spyhunter 4 compact
scanning host
no spyhunter fix found

After this it reboots and does the same thing over again.  A continuous loop.

I pressed F8, hoping I could start in safemode and it just puts me in a grub4dos menu with 3 options.  Spyhunter, windows xp and windows vista.

Anyone have any ideas?
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TrailShredderIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
OK ... got through that ugly obstacle!  Back to my original exchange problem.
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RammesteinCommented:
Can u scan the server with a good anitivirus,anti-spyware/trojan?
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RammesteinCommented:
wat all third party softwares are installed on the server?
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TrailShredderIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Well, it was a long weekend!  I have narrowed it down to a conflict with some recent updates and the older version of GFI Mail Essentials I was using.  I am letting my server catch up and then I will install the latest GFI.  Rammestein, looks like you were starting to head down the right path.  Thanks to all ......
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jcemfCommented:
Can you tell me how you resolved the Spyhunter problem - I have the ssame and it is driving me nuts!
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TrailShredderIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
I selected Windows XP when the 3 options appeared.
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