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XADM: Troubleshooting the System Attendant Service

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You can start the Microsoft Exchange Server System Attendant service, MSExchangeSA, from Control Panel, Services, or from Server Manager, Services, or by typing net start msexchangesa from the command prompt.

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Steps to troubleshoot a System Attendant service startup problem:
  1. The System Attendant service depends on the following services:
    Verify that all the dependency services have started.
  2. Check that the service account used to start the System Attendant and other services is a member of the Administrators group on the Exchange Server computer.
  3. Pviewer.exe is a tool that comes with the Microsoft Windows NT Resource Kit. This tool can be used to check System Attendant activity. In Pviewer.exe, look for Mad, which is the System Attendant executable.
  4. Check the event log and filter using source MSEXCHANGESA to determine more information.

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Keywords: KB147705, kbinfo, kbenv

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Article Info
Article ID : 147705
Revision : 6
Created on : 10/28/2006
Published on : 10/28/2006
Exists online : False
Views : 388