ok so we had a call about mail not working on the sbs2011 server at a client and noticed that the transport service was hung, so we tried to restart the service and it timed out, rebooted server and same.
though possible AVG issue - so removed avg using removal tool (full) - no change
SP3 and rollups applied to exchange 2010 - no change
Firewall as normal
cannot telnet to mail server on port 25 from the server itself, port query shows
c:\PortQryV2>portqry -n sbs2011 -e 25 -p tcp
Querying target system called:
Attempting to resolve name to IP address...
Name resolved to 192.168.1.3
TCP port 25 (smtp service): NOT LISTENING
just cant start transport service, used the Get-TransportAgent | Disable-TransportAgent to disable all the transports - same issue
ive made new receive connectors, but i think its somewhere higher.
im sure ive done more - but im running out of ideas here chaps. i just cant start it