How to manage Exchange Windows services?

Depending on the role of the Exchange server, certain critical services have to be up and running.

GSX Monitor & Analyzer main features

Edge Role

Hub Role

Mailbox Role

CAS Role

GSX Monitor & Analyzer makes the difference between critical and non-critical services. Depending on the role selected for a server, GSX proposes to pre-populate a list of critical services adding them automatically to this list.

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GSX Monitor & Analyzer also reports in real time on the status of the Windows Services configured to be Monitor in the GSX statistics view.

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A server down alert will be sent if at least one critical service is not running. On the contrary, if at least one non-critical service is down, then an alert on “Non-critical Windows Services down” will be sent (but it will not be a server down alert).

Hence the management of all of the critical services becomes really easy for any Exchange administrator thanks to GSX Monitor & Analyzer.

Here is the list, role-by-role, of the service that you may enable and easily monitor with GSX Monitor & Analyzer.

Edge Role

  • Microsoft Exchange Anti-spam Update: Provides the Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server anti-spam update service. On Hub Transport servers, this service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service. On Edge Transport servers, this service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange ADAM service.
  • Microsoft Exchange Monitoring: Allows applications to call the Exchange diagnostic cmdlets. This service has no dependency.
  • Microsoft Exchange Transport Log Search: Provides remote search capability for Microsoft Exchange Transport log files. On Hub Transport servers, this service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service. On Edge Transport servers, this service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange ADAM service.


Hub Role

  • Microsoft Exchange Anti-spam Update: Provides the Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server anti-spam update service. On Hub Transport servers, this service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service. On Edge Transport servers, this service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange ADAM service.
  • Microsoft Exchange Edge Sync: Connects to an AD LDS instance on subscribed Edge Transport servers over a secure LDAP channel to synchronize data between a Hub Transport server and an Edge Transport server. This service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service. If Edge Subscription isn't configured, this service can be disabled.
  • Microsoft Exchange Monitoring: Allows applications to call the Exchange diagnostic cmdlets. This service has no dependency.
  • Microsoft Exchange Transport Log Search: Provides remote search capability for Microsoft Exchange Transport log files. On Hub Transport servers, this service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service. On Edge Transport servers, this service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange ADAM service.
  • Microsoft Search (Exchange Server): This is a Microsoft Exchange-customized version of Microsoft Search. This service is dependent on the RPC service.

Mailbox Role

  • Microsoft Exchange Monitoring: Allows applications to call the Exchange diagnostic cmdlets. This service has no dependency.
  • Microsoft Exchange Replication Service: Provides replication functionality for mailbox databases on Mailbox servers in a database availability group (DAG). This service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service.
  • Microsoft Exchange RPC Client Access: Manages client RPC connections for Exchange. This service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service.
  • Microsoft Exchange Search Indexer: Drives indexing of mailbox content, which improves the performance of content search. This service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology and Microsoft Search (Exchange Server) services.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server Extension for Windows Server Backup: Enables Windows Server Backup users to back up and recover application data for Microsoft Exchange. This service has no dependency.
  • Microsoft Exchange Transport Log Search: Provides remote search capability for Microsoft Exchange Transport log files. On Hub Transport servers, this service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service. On Edge Transport servers, this service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange ADAM service.
  • Microsoft Search (Exchange Server): This is a Microsoft Exchange-customized version of Microsoft Search. This service is dependent on the RPC service.

 

CAS Role

 

  • Microsoft Exchange IMAP4: Provides IMAP4 service to clients. If this service is stopped, clients won't be able to connect to this computer using the IMAP4 protocol. This service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service.
  • Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication Service: Processes mailbox moves and move requests. This service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology and Net.Tcp Port Sharing service.
  • Microsoft Exchange Monitoring: Allows applications to call the Exchange diagnostic cmdlets. This service has no dependency.
  • Microsoft Exchange POP3: Provides POP3 service to clients. If this service is stopped, clients can't connect to this computer using the POP3 protocol. This service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service.
  • Microsoft Exchange RPC Client Access: Manages client RPC connections for Exchange. This service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service.