Microsoft KB Archive/170005
Article ID: 170005
Article Last Modified on 10/28/2006
- Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q170005
The Microsoft Exchange Server Message Transfer Agent (MTA) may fail to start and the following event is logged in the Windows NT Application Log.
Event ID: 137 MSExchangeMTA A fatal directory error occurred. Change to the maximum logging level for more details. [MTA MAIN BASE 1 15] (16)
Check to make sure the Microsoft Exchange directory service is started. The MTA relies on the directory service to properly initialize. This behavior is by product design.
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