Service Start Failure Question Exch55 on Win2kS

  • From: Fred Orcutt <forcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 20:16:21 -0600

Hello all,

I inherited admin of a single domain Win2000 Server structure in a small
business.  Currently it is operating as a single DC, and also runs Exchange
5.5 SP4, pulling in POP mail for the clients.  I don't know if it's
relevant, but there's also another Win2k server at the location, but it is
not a member of the domain, and is in workgroup mode instead.  

Anyway to get to the main question.  I changed the administrator password on
the DC for security reasons.  The change went through fine, but on bouncing
this server and logging on as admin with the new password the Exchange
services consistently fail to start, with the log reporting a logon failure
at initialization of Exchange Directory Services.  Accordingly, all the
other Exch dependent services fail to kick in as well. There is no way to
start the services, either.  To correct this I returned to the previous
password for administrator and the Exch services started as usual.  I'm not
sure I understand the relationship between the admin password change and the
affect on the Exch services startup.  Would appreciate an explanation!


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