exchange 2010 services will not start

Hey all,

I have 2 servers:

1) Server 2003 R2, DC, GC, exchange 2003
2) server 2008 R2, DC, DC, Exchange 2010

There are no mailboxes left on the Exchange 2003 box. They client didn't want to purchase 2 servers, so I had to put all of the roles on one box.

I was having an issue, whenever I shut off the 2k3 server, Exchange 2010 would stop functioning on the 2k8 server, and no one would be able to access email.

I noticed that the preferred DC for Exchange 2010 was the 2k3 Server (which I did not want).

FIRST, I ran Set-ADServerSettings -PreferredServer dc2.exchangeserverpro.local............ but it seemed to go right back to the old server after a reboot, or the service stopped/started.... so i tried:

I opened the EMS and modified the UserPreferredGlobalCatalog and UserPreferredConfigurationDomainController to my server 2008 box. I stopped the services, attempted to restart, but they will not.

I understand I can take those entries out by using $null, but how can I do that if I can no longer start the services and get back into EMS?

Any way to force Exchange 2010 to use a different domain controller when the services won't start?

Thanks guys.
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When I run DCDIAG, I get these results:



Directory Server Diagnosis


Performing initial setup:

   Trying to find home server...

   Home Server = NICOLOSISVR

   * Identified AD Forest.
   Done gathering initial info.


Doing initial required tests

   
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\NICOLOSISVR

      Starting test: Connectivity

         ......................... NICOLOSISVR passed test Connectivity



Doing primary tests

   
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\NICOLOSISVR

      Starting test: Advertising

         ......................... NICOLOSISVR passed test Advertising

      Starting test: FrsEvent

         There are warning or error events within the last 24 hours after the

         SYSVOL has been shared.  Failing SYSVOL replication problems may cause

         Group Policy problems.
         ......................... NICOLOSISVR passed test FrsEvent

      Starting test: DFSREvent

         ......................... NICOLOSISVR passed test DFSREvent

      Starting test: SysVolCheck

         ......................... NICOLOSISVR passed test SysVolCheck

      Starting test: KccEvent

         ......................... NICOLOSISVR passed test KccEvent

      Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders

         ......................... NICOLOSISVR passed test KnowsOfRoleHolders

      Starting test: MachineAccount

         ......................... NICOLOSISVR passed test MachineAccount

      Starting test: NCSecDesc

         Error NT AUTHORITY\ENTERPRISE DOMAIN CONTROLLERS doesn't have

            Replicating Directory Changes In Filtered Set
         access rights for the naming context:

         DC=ForestDnsZones,DC=nicolosifoods,DC=local
         Error NT AUTHORITY\ENTERPRISE DOMAIN CONTROLLERS doesn't have

            Replicating Directory Changes In Filtered Set
         access rights for the naming context:

         DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=nicolosifoods,DC=local
         ......................... NICOLOSISVR failed test NCSecDesc

      Starting test: NetLogons

         ......................... NICOLOSISVR passed test NetLogons

      Starting test: ObjectsReplicated

         ......................... NICOLOSISVR passed test ObjectsReplicated

      Starting test: Replications

         ......................... NICOLOSISVR passed test Replications

      Starting test: RidManager

         ......................... NICOLOSISVR passed test RidManager

      Starting test: Services

         ......................... NICOLOSISVR passed test Services

      Starting test: SystemLog

         A warning event occurred.  EventID: 0x80050004

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:13:00

            Event String:

            Broadcom BCM5709C #2: The network link is down.  Check to make sure the network cable is properly connected.

         A warning event occurred.  EventID: 0x8000001D

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:13:10

            Event String:

            The Key Distribution Center (KDC) cannot find a suitable certificate to use for smart card logons, or the KDC certificate could not be verified. Smart card logon may not function correctly if this problem is not resolved. To correct this problem, either verify the existing KDC certificate using certutil.exe or enroll for a new KDC certificate.

         A warning event occurred.  EventID: 0x00000420

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:13:56

            Event String:

            The DHCP service has detected that it is running on a DC and has no credentials configured for use with Dynamic DNS registrations initiated by the DHCP service.   This is not a recommended security configuration.  Credentials for Dynamic DNS registrations may be configured using the command line "netsh dhcp server set dnscredentials" or via the DHCP Administrative tool.

         A warning event occurred.  EventID: 0x00002724

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:14:00

            Event String:

            This computer has at least one dynamically assigned IPv6 address.For reliable DHCPv6 server operation, you should use only static IPv6 addresses.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0x0000054A

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:14:24

            Event String: Power supply detected a failure


         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC2000009

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:14:29

            Event String:

            Unexpected provider failure. Restarting the service may fix the problem. Error code: 80004005@02000014

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B72

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:14:28

            Event String:

            The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


         A warning event occurred.  EventID: 0x0000000C

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:14:28

            Event String:

            Time Provider NtpClient: This machine is configured to use the domain hierarchy to determine its time source, but it is the AD PDC emulator for the domain at the root of the forest, so there is no machine above it in the domain hierarchy to use as a time source. It is recommended that you either configure a reliable time service in the root domain, or manually configure the AD PDC to synchronize with an external time source. Otherwise, this machine will function as the authoritative time source in the domain hierarchy. If an external time source is not configured or used for this computer, you may choose to disable the NtpClient.

         A warning event occurred.  EventID: 0x00000853

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:14:30

            Event String:

            The current firmware version  6.2.0-0013 is older than the required firmware version 6.3.0-0001 for a controller of model 0x1F0C:  Controller 1 (PERC 6/i Integrated)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B61

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:19:01

            Event String:

            A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Microsoft Exchange Protected Service Host service to connect.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B58

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:19:01

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Protected Service Host service failed to start due to the following error:


         A warning event occurred.  EventID: 0x000727AA

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:19:02

            Event String:

            The WinRM service failed to create the following SPNs: WSMAN/NICOLOSISVR.nicolosifoods.local; WSMAN/NICOLOSISVR.


         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:20:18

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:20:18

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:21:25

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:21:25

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:23:30

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:23:30

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:24:37

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:24:37

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:25:04

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Address Book service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:25:44

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:25:44

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:25:45

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Forms-Based Authentication service service terminated with service-specific error %%-2147467259.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B61

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:26:18

            Event String:

            A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Microsoft Exchange Protected Service Host service to connect.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B58

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:26:18

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Protected Service Host service failed to start due to the following error:


         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:27:20

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:27:20

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:28:27

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:28:27

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:29:34

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:29:34

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:30:41

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:30:41

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:31:11

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Address Book service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:31:47

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Forms-Based Authentication service service terminated with service-specific error %%-2147467259.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B61

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:31:48

            Event String:

            A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Microsoft Exchange Protected Service Host service to connect.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B58

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:31:48

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Protected Service Host service failed to start due to the following error:


         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:32:47

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:32:47

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:33:54

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:33:54

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:35:01

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:35:01

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:36:08

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:36:08

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:37:15

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:37:15

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:37:18

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Address Book service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:37:48

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange RPC Client Access service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:38:22

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:38:22

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:39:29

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:39:29

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:40:36

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:40:36

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:41:43

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:41:43

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:42:50

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:42:50

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:43:26

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Address Book service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:43:54

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange RPC Client Access service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:43:57

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:43:57

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:45:04

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:45:04

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:46:11

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:46:11

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:47:19

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:47:19

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:48:26

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:48:26

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:49:33

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:49:33

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:49:33

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Address Book service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B61

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:50:04

            Event String:

            A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Microsoft Exchange Service Host service to connect.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B58

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:50:04

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Service Host service failed to start due to the following error:


         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:50:04

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange RPC Client Access service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:50:58

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Forms-Based Authentication service service terminated with service-specific error %%-2147467259.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:51:06

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:51:06

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:52:12

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Forms-Based Authentication service service terminated with service-specific error %%-2147467259.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:52:13

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B61

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:52:14

            Event String:

            A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Microsoft Exchange Protected Service Host service to connect.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B58

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:52:14

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Protected Service Host service failed to start due to the following error:


         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:52:14

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B61

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:52:47

            Event String:

            A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Microsoft Exchange Service Host service to connect.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B58

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:52:47

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Service Host service failed to start due to the following error:


         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:53:49

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:53:49

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:54:56

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:54:56

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:56:03

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:56:03

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:56:07

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Address Book service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:56:10

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange RPC Client Access service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:56:50

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Throttling service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:57:10

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:57:10

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:58:07

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Transport service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:58:17

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:58:17

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:59:24

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   14:59:24

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:00:31

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:00:31

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:00:59

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Throttling service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:01:38

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:01:38

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:02:14

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Address Book service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:02:15

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange RPC Client Access service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:02:45

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:02:45

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:03:12

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Transport service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:03:52

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:03:52

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:04:59

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:04:59

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:05:07

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Throttling service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:06:06

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:06:06

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:07:13

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:07:13

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:08:17

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Transport service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:08:20

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange RPC Client Access service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:08:21

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Address Book service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:09:16

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Throttling service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:09:18

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:09:18

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:10:25

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:10:25

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:11:32

            EvtFormatMessage failed (second call), error 15030 The description string for parameter reference (%1) could not be found..
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3ab6)

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:11:51

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Forms-Based Authentication service service terminated with service-specific error %%-2147467259.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B61

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:11:52

            Event String:

            A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Microsoft Exchange Protected Service Host service to connect.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B58

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:11:52

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Protected Service Host service failed to start due to the following error:


         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B77

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:11:52

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B61

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:12:22

            Event String:

            A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Microsoft Exchange Service Host service to connect.

         An error event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B58

            Time Generated: 12/21/2011   15:12:22

            Event String:

            The Microsoft Exchange Service Host service failed to start due to the following error:


         ......................... NICOLOSISVR failed test SystemLog

      Starting test: VerifyReferences

         ......................... NICOLOSISVR passed test VerifyReferences

   
   
   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test

         CrossRefValidation

   
   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test

         CrossRefValidation

   
   Running partition tests on : Schema

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... Schema passed test CheckSDRefDom

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

         ......................... Schema passed test CrossRefValidation

   
   Running partition tests on : Configuration

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... Configuration passed test CheckSDRefDom

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

         ......................... Configuration passed test CrossRefValidation

   
   Running partition tests on : nicolosifoods

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... nicolosifoods passed test CheckSDRefDom

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

         ......................... nicolosifoods passed test CrossRefValidation

   
   Running enterprise tests on : nicolosifoods.local

      Starting test: LocatorCheck

         ......................... nicolosifoods.local passed test LocatorCheck

      Starting test: Intersite

         ......................... nicolosifoods.local passed test Intersite
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
Check what is the primary DNS defined for Exchange. If it is pointing to old server, change the DNS setting and point it to new DC. It seems you have DC installed on Exchange 2010, which is not supported by Microsoft.  I would highly recommend to have DC and Exchange on different machines.
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tamaneriAuthor Commented:
Yes, the DC is pointing to itself. Sadly, I know Microsoft doesn't recommend it, but my clients left me with no choice :(.

I still have the old 2003 box online. Should I configure DNS on there for now and point the 2k8 box to the 2k3 box?
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tamaneriAuthor Commented:
Disabled DNS on Win2k8 and re-enabled it on 2k3. 2k3 is pointing to itself, and 2k8 is pointing to 2k3.

Unfortunately that didn't help the Exchange situation at all :P
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tamaneriAuthor Commented:
I enabled IPv6 and restarted the 2k3 DC.... services started right up.
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tamaneriAuthor Commented:
I did research and found that disabling IPv6 causes some issues with Exchange 2010. I enabled it and resolved the issue.
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
IPV6 was my next guess. Luckly you found it.
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