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Exchange System Attendant Won't Start

Posted on 2016-10-04
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Server 2008 R2
Exchange 2010 SP3
Exchange server is DC


I'm unable to force an update of the OAB on our Exchange server. The error presented upon trying states that the System Attendant service might not be started - indeed it is not. I am unable to start that service with a 1053: service did not respond to the request in a timely manner (error thrown immediately when trying to start the service).
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by:Todd Nelson
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Please post the associated event error?
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by:Todd Nelson
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Is this an SBS server?

If not, probably unavoidable at this time but, Exchange is not supported on a domain controller.
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by:Warwick Reiman
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Any Event logs that correspond with the service failing? Noting abnormal like timings off or anything like that?
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by:TechGuy_007
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It is an SBS server.

Event Log Details:

Source: Service Control Manager
Event ID: 7000

The Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

Thanks for the help!
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by:Todd Nelson
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You've restarted the server I assume.

What Exchange SP and UR are installed?
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by:TechGuy_007
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I've restarted the server.

Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3
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by:TechGuy_007
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Whoops, mistakenly said this server is 2008 R2 - it's actually SBS 2011 Standard SP1.
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by:Todd Nelson
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Is the 7000 the only event associated with the service not starting in the event viewer?

Do you have plans to update to UR15?  UR6 is no longer supported.
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by:TechGuy_007
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Will update tonight.
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by:TechGuy_007
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Updated last night successfully, no change.
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TechGuy_007 earned 0 total points
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I called Microsoft and they fixed this. A registry key for the SA process was not present, inexplicably.
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by:TechGuy_007
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Used outside assistance to reach solution
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