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In an Exchange Server 2013 environment, POP3 and IMAP4 users can't access their mailboxes if Managed Availability responders try to run the RestartService action.

The responders fail because of invalid WindowsService names. In this situation, you may find the info logged in the RecoveryActionResults log:

Id: RestartService 
InstanceId: 150813.060155.26112.001 
ResourceName: POP.Protocol 
StartTime: datetime.2611275Z 
EndTime: datetime.2767647Z 
State: Finished 
Result: Failed 
RequestorName: PopDeepTestRestartService 
ExceptionName: InvalidOperationException 
ExceptionMessage: Service POP.Protocol was not found on computer '.'.

Id: RestartService 
InstanceId: 150813.060655.30081.001 
ResourceName: IMAP 
StartTime: datetime.3008143Z 
EndTime: datetime.3008143Z 
State: Finished 
Result: Failed 
RequestorName: ImapCTPRestartService 
ExceptionName: InvalidOperationException 
ExceptionMessage: Service IMAP was not found on computer '.'.


This issue occurs because an invalid ServiceName value is passed in the Restart Service responder implementation.


To fix this issue, install Cumulative Update 12 for Exchange Server 2013 or a later cumulative update for Exchange Server 2013.


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


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