Exchange relies on Windows 2000 services for access to system
resources. To complete basic messaging and collaboration functions,
Exchange has its own services that also depend on Windows 2000
services; for example, to add a new mailbox store to Information
Store, IIS Admin Services and the Microsoft Exchange System
Attendant service must be running. You can use the
Monitoring tab on a computer running Exchange 2000 to create
a list of services and display their status without Exchange.
First, use the Windows 2000 Services component to find
dependencies. Then, you can create a list of services to monitor in
Exchange. If you encounter problems with an Exchange service, you
should first check to see if the Windows 2000 service on which the
Exchange service depends is running.