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How can Exchange 2010 be restarted without restarting the entire server?

Every now and then, I get mail stuck in the Outlook Outbox, or like this morning, I can "send" mail externally, but cannot "receive" mail externally.

In both instances, I had to restart the entire server to solve both problems.

Note:  I did go to the services and saw the services that were running. I went, one by one, stopping all services where the words "Microsoft Exchange" appear.  When I got to Microsoft Exchange Transport, I received an error stating that it tried to stop the service, but can't.  I tried to "end task", but that did not work.

I also thought about stopping IIS as well and then restarting it.

How can I just stop/restart Exchange 2010 and have it come up with no problems (just as it does from a fresh boot)?

Thanks for your help.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
For Email problems you can simply try to restart just the Transport service on the HUB server.

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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Commented:
If you can receive internal emails but not external, then its most likely a back pressure issue ..


check this article for more info:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/A_4259-Exchange-2007-2010-Backpressure-Quick-Fix.html
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Is there a AV on the server .... hope it isnt scanning Exchange files and folders ?
You can simply stop the
Information Store (This will dismount all stores - users mailbox access out)
Restart ADtopology and Start "Information Store service"

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djsharmaCommented:
Starting Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology Service, will start all the dependent service automatically :-
 
-Microsoft Exchange Transport Log Search
 -Microsoft Exchange Transport
 -Microsoft Exchange Service Host
 -Microsoft Exchange Search Indexer
 -Microsoft Exchange Replication Service
 -Microsoft Exchange Mail Submission
 -Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Assistants
 -Microsoft Exchange File Distribution
 -Microsoft Exchange EdgeSync
 -Microsoft Exchange Anti-spam Update

Apart from these services we need to start Microsoft Exchange Information Store and Microsoft Exchange System Attendant
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LessonsLearnedAuthor Commented:
Here is an image of the Exchange Services.

Exchange Services
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Commented:
Had you read my previous comment ? it could be the issue which is make the server needed to be restated.
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LessonsLearnedAuthor Commented:
Yes, Suliman, I did read your comment and saved the Back Pressure article.
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LessonsLearnedAuthor Commented:
I have read the Back Pressure article.  Though we have 32 GB of RAM, and 300 GB of free disk space, I will turn "EnableResourceMonitoring" from True to False, and then restart Microsoft Exchange Transport (please note:  Exchange Transport was the process that "could not be stopped", which is why I restarted the entire server.
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