%1 (%2) %3The database engine (%5.%6.%7.%8) started a new instance (%4).

Details
Product: Exchange
Event ID: 102
Source: ESE
Version: 8.0
Symbolic Name: START_INSTANCE_ID
Message: %1 (%2) %3The database engine (%5.%6.%7.%8) started a new instance (%4).
   
Explanation

This Information event frequently occurs with two other related events. The following describes these three events.

  • ESE event 102: The database engine started a new instance (Instance #).

  • ESE event 103: The database engine stopped the instance (Instance #).

  • ESE event 104: The database engine stopped an instance (Instance #) with error (Error #).

There is only one ESE database engine, Ese.dll, per server. However, there can be one instance of ESE running per storage group. Event 102 signifies and indicates which instance of ESE has started. Event 103 indicates which instance has stopped. However, an error is never mentioned in the description section of event 103. Event 104 indicates a problem and that the named instance of ESE has stopped with a definite error associated with it. The error is named in the description section of event 104.

These events can occur in the ordinary operation of an Exchange Server environment, or they may be associated with errors.

   
User Action

To resolve ESE Event ID 102, examine related events in the Application log that occur before and after ESE event 103. These related events provide more information about the root cause of this error. The resolution of ESE event 102 depends on the error code in the description of the associated events.

For more information about ESE event 103, search for information about that event in the Errors and Events Message Center.

For more information about ESE event 104, search for information about that event in the Errors and Events Message Center.

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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