SBS 2008 Exchange Transport service Stops

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I just finished installing SBS 2008 and noticed that the emails are not working
I checked the serviced and noticed that the Exchange Transport service keeps stopping after about 30 seconds after starting it again
i have done some research and found that the problem could of happened because when i uninstalled forefront from the server to install Trend Micro Worry free advance 6.0 i should have stopped a few exchange service and to try and resolve this issue is to reinstall forefront and uninstall it correctly

i was hoping there is a much faster solutions or something els to try and repair this problem because to get forefront installed again is a bit f a process to downlod the software again

please help
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I am not aware of any requirement to stop services to remove Forefront because it should stop them automatically. If the service is stopping then something should be logged in the event viewer - there are other reasons why the service will stop immediately.

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i found some more info saying try and go through the registry and delete anything to do with forefront and that still didnt work
I also have SQL 2005 express cause it comes standard with SBS but i had to install SQL 2008 for a program that is required could there be a conflicked ?
i have the event ID error messages there are 2

Error number 1 ---- EventID: 16023
Microsoft Exchange couldn't start transport agents. The Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped. Exception details: Failed to create type 'Antigen.AntigenRoutingAgentFactory' from assembly 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\TransportRoles\agents\FSEAgent\Bin\FSEAgent_8.0.685.dll' due to error 'Invalid agent assembly path.'. : Microsoft.Exchange.Data.ExchangeConfigurationException: Failed to create type 'Antigen.AntigenRoutingAgentFactory' from assembly 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\TransportRoles\agents\FSEAgent\Bin\FSEAgent_8.0.685.dll' due to error 'Invalid agent assembly path.'. ---> System.ArgumentException: Invalid agent assembly path.
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Transport.Internal.MExRuntime.FactoryTable.CreateAgentFactory(AgentInfo agentInfo)
at Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Transport.Internal.MExRuntime.FactoryTable..ctor(IEnumerable agents)
at Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Transport.Internal.MExRuntime.RuntimeSettings..ctor(MExConfiguration config, String agentGroup)
at Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Transport.Internal.MExRuntime.MExRuntime.Initialize(String configFile, String agentGroup)
at Microsoft.Exchange.Transport.Categorizer.MExEvents.Initialize(String configFilePath)
at Microsoft.Exchange.Transport.Components.CategorizerMExRuntimeLoader.Load()
 
Error number 2 ---1052
The creation of an agent factory for the agent 'FSE Routing Agent' failed with error 'Failed to create type 'Antigen.AntigenRoutingAgentFactory' from assembly 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\TransportRoles\agents\FSEAgent\Bin\FSEAgent_8.0.685.dll' due to error 'Invalid agent assembly path.'.'. Verify that the corresponding transport agent assembly and dependencies with the correct version are installed.
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That looks like Forefront didn't uninstall correctly as Antigen is Forefront's old name. I would be doing the reinstall, reboot and uninstall method if it was me.

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got to be another option
SurajSenior System Engineer

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open command shell
and check if you see AV sink

get-transportagent.
copy and paste the links here....

if you see antigen sink there.. do this...
disable-transportagent -identity XXXX
here xxxx will be the one agent u see when u do that get-trnasportagent command...
then restart the transport service...

antigen is for exchange 2003 or sbs 2003.
you need to have forefront..thats for sbs2008 and exch2007
let me know the results

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ill let you know had to finish for today ill try in the morning
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So you would prefer to spend hours playing around with the registry etc to remove a product, rather than simply getting hold of the original installation files and installing again.

Oh well, your time you are wasting.

I will unsubscribe from this question now.

Simon.
i Contacted Microsoft and paid for the support and got it going
 
 

Resolution:
 
1.       Troubleshooting steps taken:
-          Disabled all Trend Micro services
-          Ensure no ForeFront services exist in Services console
-          Ensure MS Exchange Transport service running on Network Service
-          Exchange Management Shell > Get-TransportAgent > Based on the output, make sure there is no FSE Agent available
-          ADSIEdit\ Configuration\ Services\ MS Exchange\ OrgName\ Transport Settings\ Rules > there are Journaling and Transport
-          Reboot Small Business Server
 
2.       Check Application Log for relevant Event ID whenever MS Exchange Transport service failed to start:
-          Event ID: 1052, Type: Error, Source: MSExchange Extensibility
-          Event ID: 16023, Type: Error, Source: MSExchangeTransport
-          Event ID: 5003, Type: Error, Source: MSExchangeTransport
-          Event ID: 5023, Type: Error, Source: MSExchangeTransport
-          Event ID: 5024, Type: Error, Source: MSExchangeTransport
 
3.       Troubleshooting steps that fix this issue:
-          ADSIEdit\ Configuration\ Services\ Microsoft Exchange\ OrganizationName\ Administrative Groups\ Exchange Administrative Group\ Routing Groups\ Exchange Routing Group\ Properties\ distinguishedName
-          Copy this value
-          ADSIEdit\ Configuration\ Services\ Microsoft Exchange\ OrganizationName\ Administrative Groups\ Exchange Administrative Group\ Servers\ ServerName\ msExchHomeRoutingGroup
-          Paste the earlier value here
 
4.       MS Exchange Transport service is started successfully. We have tested able to send and receive emails, mailflow is working fine now.

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