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Exchange server -- can't send OR receive mail.

Exchange server 2003 on SBS.

I recently had to re-install the SMTP service and now our Exchange server will not send or receive mail... even locally. In OWA when trying to send an email it either goes to the Draft or Outbox. No settings (to my knowledge) were changed from the working config that was existing.

Any ideas? I've gone through and I've redone the internet and email configuration wizard. Checked the SMTP settings in the Exchange System Manager... everything looks good...

In the event log I have an error ID 8197 regarding MSExchangeFBPublish saying "Error initializing session for virtual machine SERVER. The error number is 0x8004011d. Make sure Microsoft Exchange Store is running." -- not sure if this would be causing the problem or not.

Please help! This is really hurting.
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ckeshavCommented:
Please check if all the Exchange service and related services are started.
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q3tech15Author Commented:
The only one not started and will not start is Microsoft Exchange Event.
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ckeshavCommented:
Would above IIS and STMP?
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q3tech15Author Commented:
And when I try to restart it, it just shuts down.

Event log says: Source: MSExchangeES "An unexpected MAPI error occurred.  Error returned was [0x80004005]."
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q3tech15Author Commented:
Both IIS and SMTP services are running.
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q3tech15Author Commented:
Also, every email I try to send goes to the Mail Send Queue.
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ckeshavCommented:
Try to telnet to your SMTP service directly and try sending a mail. By this you come to know if SMTP server is working fine.
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q3tech15Author Commented:
I was able to send a mail via telnetting into the server... any other suggestions?
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ckeshavCommented:
So there is no issue with the SMTP service, you need to check you Exchange Configure.
Try deleting the SMTP virutal server on Exchange server and re-configure.
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q3tech15Author Commented:
I've already done that. No luck.
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q3tech15Author Commented:
Fixed this by re-installing Exchange server.
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q3tech15Author Commented:
This lead to me finding out it wasn't a protocol problem. Thanks.
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