Exchange Best Practice Analyzer - The Server is not Operational

Posted on 2011-10-12
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
I am installing a new server with SBS 2011 Standard. I have gone through the SBS Getting Started Tasks but when I go to run the Exchange Best Practice Analyzer in the Exchange Management Console I receive "The server is not operational". It is an SBS 2011 so Exchange and AD are on one server. I can reach OWA locally [confiuration not complete for external testing]. I can join computers/member servers to the SBS domain. I have added all Service Packs and Microsoft Updates. I continue to receive this "server is not operational". In the Application Logs I do see an MSInstaller Warning that it Failed to connect to server.
Question by:NetworkingSolutions

    Author Comment

    I have located some DistributedCOM errors in System Log. I followed the Event Log Online Help referring to EventID 10016 but could not find the CLSID or APPID. 101211-ExpertsExchangesendfile.txt
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    Accepted Solution

    Open exchange powershell and then run test-servicehealth this will report the status of exchange services, any services not running you can start by typing start-service <service>

    Sometimes my 2010 server doesn't start some services after a reboot. Hope this helps.

    Author Comment

    Radweld- I have ran the test-servicehealth. No services are listed under "ServicesNotRunning". This is a straight install. The only thing added thus far were some users when I ran into this issue.

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