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How to move mailbox from one exchange 2007 server to another

Posted on 2011-09-27
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I tried right clicking the mailbox and selected the Move option. I ran through the wizard. It tells me that it cannot move the mailbox because the address list service is not running on the destination server. All Microsoft Exchange services are running. Please advise!
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With regards to the Address list Service - Ensure that the START the Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service is running.
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Sorry my last comment came out messy. Although I think that you could make out that I was trying to say:

With regards to the Address List Service - Ensure that the Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service is running,
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The service was running on the destination server. I tried restarting it but it failed to start again. Most of the potential solutions I've found by googling this particular error relate to servers where the service can be started manually but in my case it will not start period. I can try a reboot of the server tonight but can't bring it down currently so if you have anything I can try that wont force our users offline I would love to try them!

Error in event logs:

event id 1005

Unexpected error The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted ID no: 80090304 Microsoft Exchange System Attendant  occurred.
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The best thing would be to restart the server as this will force the service to start or at least get to a consistant state. So I would suggest trying to arrange a quick 10 minute down time to restart the machine.
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