Microsoft Exchange couldn’t read the server configuration. The service will be stopped.

Details
Product: Exchange
Event ID: 1001
Source: MSExchange Message Security
Version: 8.0
Symbolic Name: ReadServerConfigFailed
Message: Microsoft Exchange couldn’t read the server configuration. The service will be stopped.
   
Explanation

This Error event indicates that a Microsoft Exchange server cannot read the server configuration information. The Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped.

   
User Action

To resolve this error, do one or more of the following:

  • If this error occurs on a Hub Transport server, verify that the Exchange server object exists in the Active Directory directory service.

  • If this error occurs on an Edge Transport server, verify that the Exchange server object exists in the Directory Application Mode (ADAM) directory service.

  • Restart the Microsoft Exchange Transport service.

  • Review other related Error and Warning events in the Application log. These related events may help you find the root cause of this error.

  • If the recommended steps do not resolve this error, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services. For more information about how to contact support, visit the Microsoft Help and Support Web site.

If you are not already doing so, consider running the tools that Microsoft Exchange offers to help administrators analyze and troubleshoot their Exchange environment. These tools can help you make sure that your configuration is in line with Microsoft best practices. They can also help you identify and resolve performance issues, improve mail flow, and better manage disaster recovery scenarios. Go to the Toolbox node of the Exchange Management Console to run these tools now. For more information about these tools, see Toolbox in the Exchange Server 2007 Help.

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