Exchange 2007 IS failure Oddity


Hi all,


             I manage a local schools infrastructure in my spare time and they had this strange little issue:


 After a power outage, the information store on my Exchange 07 SP1 server (running Windows 2008) would not start.  All other services were running ok and running the following command:


  SC Query MSExchangeIS


I could see the following:


State : 0 Stopped
Win32_Exit_Code : 1066 (0x42a)
Service_Exit_Code : 0 (0x0)
Checkpoint : (0x0)
Wait_Hint : (0x0)


I did some research and it appeared that it may have been AV orientated, so I went into the following registry key:


 The key is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Current Control Set\Services\MSExchangeIS\VirusScan\Enabled


Current value 1 changed to 0


This allowed the service to start and all email was fine.  


 I have now re-installed my AV and it all appears to be back to normal and the enabled is now back at 1.


 


Very interesting!

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