Exchange 2010 Transport Service starts and stops automatically

October 18, 2016 at 8:58 am Leave a comment


Recently I had a problem in one of my customer sites where they have Exchange 2010 servers running on Windows 2008. The initial call I received is that the Inbound email has stopped. When I checked on the server the C:\  free space was less than 4 GB . After some googling I found out that it could be due to Exchange 2010 Back pressure and disabled the Resource Monitoring as below;

  • Stopped Exchange Transport Services.
  • Open the EdgeTransport.exe.config in the bin folder in Exchange Installation directory
  • Edited the parameter <add key=”EnableResourceMonitoring” value=”true” />  to be as false
  • Restarted the Transport services


The Mail flow started again , but unfortunately I received the call again saying that the Transport service has stopped , when I tried to start it manually it stops again. After few hours of troubleshooting we decided to contact MS Professional support as we  want to bring up the environment as soon as possible. The MS Team went through several process  and finally decided to patch the server with the latest Exchange 2010 Rollup 15 , Voila the services was restored.

I shared this , because there are few good articles with regard to MS Exchange Back pressure and MTA service but none of them was related to my experience so it will help somebody who have the same issue.




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