Does the Exchange 2013 Replication service need to be on with only one server in play.
Posted on 2015-01-06
I have a exch 1013 server that has been working just fine until recently. We manage it for a client. We are receiving a MSExchange Repl service stop and restart error every few minutes.
We have only 1 server and no replication is setup. With previous versions of exchange I would just disable this service as it is not used.
The server has been going down recently and all functions stop. OWA, inbound SMTP even the management web console becomes unavailable.
DNS, Time, connection to AD are all just fine. I believe I found the main issue. The C: was 60% fragmented. The mailbox database on a D: partition was 1%. I must believe that 60% fragmentation would cause all kinds of issues. (Again I inherited this server recently)
My question is with exchange 2013 do you need the Replication service enabled for some reason even if you are not replicating to another server?