Exchange unable to connect.no email flow.

THe stores are mounted but no email flow here are the errors:

unable to start exchage on a sbs2003 server here are the errors:

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      MSExchangeMU
Event Category:      General
Event ID:      1009
Date:            4/6/2010
Time:            4:52:39 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      server01
Description:
Failed to access the metabase, error code is 80080005 (Server execution failed).

For more information, click http://www.microsoft.com/contentredirect.asp.
Event Type:      Warning
Event Source:      IIS Config
Event Category:      Catalog
Event ID:      51262
Date:            4/6/2010
Time:            5:16:13 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      server01
Description:
Unable to decrypt the secure property. Ignoring the property./LM/W3SVCLogOdbcPassword
ErrorCode           : 0x80090006

mspencer100Asked:
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Shreedhar EtteConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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PriceDCommented:
Is this a new install, was it working and stopped, etc.?

Is there totoally not flow internal to external, external to internal, internal to internal.
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mspencer100Author Commented:
Existing server running for about a year, the IIS Admin Service will not start, as well as the Microsoft Exchange Routing Engine and the SMTP services. www publishing service will not start as well.

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PriceDCommented:
Check to confirm if you have any other errors.  Confirm you have enough disk space as well.  Do you happen to have a recent backup?

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Vishal BreedConnect With a Mentor Program ManagerCommented:
Option 1 - Restore any good Metabase backup you have form IIS (Inetmgr.msc) Console (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/234429)

Option 2 - If not good backup available, try reseting DS2MB (Directory Service to Meu tabase Update Service) using IIS resourcekit. (http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Resetting-OWA-Folder-IIS-security-permissions-Exchange-2003.html - follow only "Reset the HighWaterMarks")

Option 3 (Last report - works 100%) - Resintall IIS and then Exchange (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320202)

Rootcause - If IISMETABASE is corrupt, all dependent services (SMTP and Exchange routing engine - for Email Delivery, WWW for OWA) won't start. If first option 1 and 2 are not working reinstalling IIS with Exchange is last resort.

When we install IIS it installs basic component so that later on it can be either used for Web Hosting (WWW service) or Email Relay (SMTP). When we install exchange, the installation process configures installed IIS components for Exchange use. Hence it is not possible to fix the IIS corruption but using last resort of reinstallation.
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