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Transport service hangs at "starting" and does not start after a reboot of the Exchange server

We are running Windows Small Business server 2008 sp1 running exchange server 2007 which has been fine until today.

We have tried several re-starts but with no good results. Previous suggestions to delete the windows\system32\drivers\etc host file did not help.

Any ideas why we cannot start this service?
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Can you start it manually after it fails or what happens.

Did you try to set to to "Delay Automatic Start"

- Rancy
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aic0001Author Commented:
No, it is set to automatic but hangs "starting" on startup.  We cannot Stop or start the service.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
What happens after sometime.
Are there any errors in the App logs for the Transport service ?

- Rancy
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aic0001Author Commented:
Found in Windows system logs

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.
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aic0001Author Commented:
There was also an error under Apps.

Application 'C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v3.5\Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1\setup.exe' (pid 11744) cannot be restarted - Application SID does not match Conductor SID..

We are uninstalling .net 3.5 to see if that helps.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Is now the service stopped or what ?
Any information for MsTransport in App logs ?

- Rancy
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aic0001Author Commented:
The process is not responding and will be forced to shut down. A report will be generated.
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aic0001Author Commented:
This app message is created each time we re-start the server:

Refers to MSexchange transport
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Why not kill the service or move it to manual so if the server restarts it wont try to restart the service.

- Rancy
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aic0001Author Commented:
We tried setting it to Manual.  

Once the server was started, we attempted to start the service and it just hangs on Starting.  If you look as processes Microsoft reports that the MSexchange Transport has stopped!  But under services it shows "starting".

We are trying another re-start after removing .net 3.5. as suggested by Microsoft.
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aic0001Author Commented:
Server re-start with Service set to "Delayed start" did not help.

 MSexchangetransport still failing to start.
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aic0001Author Commented:
We have tried restoring our Windows Backup , programfiles/microsoft/exchange/bin

But this did not solve the issue, the MSexchangetransport is still NOT starting.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
What is the Exchange SP ?

- Rancy
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aic0001Author Commented:
Sp3 installed but it shows sp2
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
What is the version of Store.exe ... Mad.exe and Transport.exe ?

- Rancy
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aic0001Author Commented:
Problem solved by Microsoft. A very very large or corrupted message had jammed the transport service.

The data queue was renamed and services stopped and started and it works fine.

End of question, no more advice required.
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aic0001Author Commented:
Assistance from Microsoft support helped resolve this problem
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