windows 2003 exifs service nonexistence

Posted on 2013-09-26
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Last Modified: 2013-09-26
I have a client whose machine got eaten by a virus and symantec started cleaning.  It got into the system folders, started quarantining files and filled the OS partition. I've gotten the system up but the Exifs service shows to be non-existent.  the driver is still there exifs.sys but no google help on what's failing or where.  I've compared it's date/time/size and is the same as another old 2003 server.  Any clue as to where I could look for getting this service started one more time before the "replacement server" and OS get here?
I know, I've begged the client to upgrade but wouldn't. Now it's an emergency on my part...
thanx for any thoughts/suggestions.
Question by:David Bird
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Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 2000 total points
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EXIFS is part of Exchange 2003. Reinstalling Exchange 2003 should bring it back to life.


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by:David Bird
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All the other services are running. Is there any other way of focusing on just exifs?
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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Not that I am aware of. It is part of the Exchange installation.


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by:David Bird
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Thank you.  Reinstall did the trick.  Just FYI, I did NOT overwrite any newer files during the repair and then immediately installed service pack two before trying to start services.
There was one booboo that prevented service pack two from being applied after the reinstall/repair.  An earlier version of  MS exchange server intelligent message filter was detected and had to be uninstalled before the SP would load. (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935916) Did the trick and the SP applied. Services started and we're functional for now (hopefully until the new equipment and software arrives).  Thank you for your help Simon.


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