Exchange 2003 Services won’t start – Event ID’s 9175, 2114 and 1005

Exchange Server 2003 services does not want to start or takes a long time to start for all the Exchange servers in the same site.

We had this issue and found that the Exchange servers tried to authenticate with a domain controller in another site. I found that the Exchange servers had the local Domain Controllers configured in Exchange and could contact the servers using ping and telnet.

The application log showed 3 errors that were related to the Exchange Servers not being able to authenticate to the local Domain Controllers. The event ID’s were 9175, 2114 and 1005.

Solution:

Add the “Manage auditing and security log” permission under “local policy – User Rights assignment on the local Domain Controllers.

For more on this please see this Microsoft Article.


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