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XCON: Err Msg: Unable to Interrogate Database...

Article ID: 170403

Article Last Modified on 10/28/2006


  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 Standard Edition

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When you attempt to run MTACHECK /v /f from a command prompt, you might receive the following error:

Unable to interrogate the service control database.

This error is reported when you are attempting to run MTACHECK remotely. MTACHECK must be run from the computer running the Microsoft Exchange Server.


For more details on the MTACHECK command line utility, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

148284 XCON: When and How to use the Mtacheck Utility

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