Oct 29 2014

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.


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.