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Exchange 2010 Address Book Service Doesn't Start Automatically

Posted on 2012-04-13
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Hi,

Whenever I reboot my Exchange 2010 server, the Address Book Service does not start automatically (even though it is set to). The event viewer shows the following error twice:

Event ID 7000
The Microsoft Exchange Address Book service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

This prevents some of my users from being able to connect to the Exchange server for some reason. When I start the service, however, they are fine.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Dumont
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Perhaps there's something delaying the Active Directory Topology service from starting. You might want to set it as Automatic Delayed and check. I had that for a while too.
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Thanks, I will try that.

Are you saying you no longer have this problem at all? If so, did something else fix it?

Dumont
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Yeah, I don't have it anymore but I really can't remember if there was one thing that I did that fixed it. Sorry.
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Rebooted and it worked! Took a good bit for the service to eventually start but it did. Thanks
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