After i installed some updates Sunday night to my SBS 2011 server my Exchange System Attendant will not start at all.
When trying to start manually, i get:
Windows could not start the Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service on local computer.
Error 1067: the process terminated unexpectedly.
also, the Microsoft Exchange Replication keeps crashing.
event id is 7031.
The Microsoft Exchange Replication service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 (times). the following corrective action will be taken in 5000 milliseconds. Restart service.
My users can't connect to to check new email.
Previous auto email forwards still work (meaning email auto forwards previously configured in exchange still work so when i send email to email@example.com it still goes to firstname.lastname@example.org
i spent the entire day restoring the server from a full backup (saturday night) backup hoping it was going to be fix since the problem happened sunday night after doing updates and a restart. But that didn't work.
i was able to fully restore everything but the services are still down.
Finally, running the Microsoft Windows Server Solutions Best Practices Analyzer reports this errors:
1. Windows SBS is not the Domain Naming Master
2. Windows SBS is not the Infrastructure Master
3. Windows SBS is not the Primary Domain Controller Master
4. Windows SBS is not the Relative ID (RID) Master
5. Windows SBS is not the Schema Master.