Exchange Service Host service crashes when you start the service on an Exchange 2010 server

Symptoms

When you try to start the Microsoft Exchange Service Host service on a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 server, the service crashes and the following event is logged in the Application log:
 
Additionally, the following event is logged in the System log:


Cause

This issue occurs because the Exchange Service Host service encounters a System.NullReferenceException exception when the service tries to access the system access control list (SACL) during the startup process.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, install the following update rollup:
2746164 Description of Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Properties

Article ID: 2750188 - Last Review: Feb 12, 2013 - Revision: 1

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard

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