Exchange system attendant starts and then stops

Posted on 2010-09-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
We did a DR whereby we reinstalled exchange , copied the databases to the original location and tried to start the service in the event viewer in comes up with the following error

Unexpected error The system cannot find the path specified. Facility: Win32 ID no: c0070003 Microsoft Exchange System Attendant  occurred.

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Process MAD.EXE (PID=3268). DS Access is shutting down.                                                                                                                                              
when trying to start the Exchange system attendant                                                                                                                                    
Question by:Yaseer_Thomas

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Install Windows 2003 support tools

Follow article mentioned below it will resolve System attendant service issue 
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e_aravind earned 250 total points
ID: 33741427
In the Exchange-server @ registry key under
MSExchangeSA\Parameters\ServerName and LogDirectory and LogPermissions are there?
If not, you need to create the missing registry key then attempt to start the Services

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Still getting the same error
what they said in the article was already done
any other plans
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Run Policy test and check proper permissions are there or not. If not assign the permisison.

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ran all the tests a;; test 100%
still same error

Expert Comment

ID: 33741618

Check the msExchDataPath attribute of the server object see if it's pointing to the correct location.

Open ADSIEdit.
Expand Configuration, Services, Microsoft Exchange, <Your ORG>, Administrative
Groups, <Your Administrative Group>, Servers, <Your Server>
Right-click <Your Server> and pull up properties.
Select the attritue msExchDataPath. Change the location so that it points to the correct location for \exchsrvr (i.e. C:\Program Files\exchsrvr)

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