|Component:||Microsoft Exchange Metabase Update|
|Message:||Metabase Update failed to properly initialize its context. It will retry initialization every number seconds until succeeds or shutdown is requested.|
|This Error event may be logged for a variety of reasons. The associated symptoms may include the following:
This event may also be logged when a domain controller that was running Exchange Server 2003 is demoted to a member server. During this demotion, the ASPNET security account is removed. This prevents the Metabase Update process from initializing. Additionally, this event may also be logged if there are underlying network connectivity and DNS issues, or if there is data that is not valid or unexpected in the Windows registry under the following registry key:
For example, when the .NET Framework 1.1 is installed, the name of the key under ASP.NET should be 1.1.4322.0. If the name of this key is changed, the Metabase Update process can no longer access the correct registry path and this event is logged.
Finally, this event message may also be logged if there are permissions problems in the Exchange Server environment.
You may notice one or more of the following events in the Application log. These additional events may give you more information about the cause of this error.
MSExchangeSA Event 1031: One of the System Attendant’s task is blocked. Function: ScStartVM Required.
MSExchangeMU Event 1043: Metabase Update failed to initialize enumerator of virtual server on cluster
MSExchangeMU Event 1042: Metabase Update failed to read the Configuration namespace property from the domain
POP3SVC Event 1036: An error occurred while starting the Microsoft Exchange POP3 Service: server
IMAP4SVC Event 1036: An error occurred while starting the Microsoft Exchange IMAP4 Service: server
MSExchangeCluster Event 1019: Exchange System Attendant – (EXCHANGE): Failed to bring this resource online
MSExchangeCluster Event 1003: Exchange System Attendant – (EXCHANGE): Failed to bring the resource online.
MSExchangeCluster Event 1012: Exchange Information Store Instance – (EXCHANGE): The RPC call to the service to
To resolve this error, try one or more of the following:
Note If these user actions do not resolve this issue, turn up diagnostic logging for MSExchangeMU to Maximum to log additional events in the Application event log.
The following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base may apply: